Chiropractic Pamphlets from the National Chiropractic Association


Stephen Barrett, M.D.
June 3, 2020

The National Chiropractic Association, which was formed in 1930 merged with a smaller group in 1963 to become the American Chiropractic Association. The pamphlets shown are undated but appear to have been published during in the 1950s:

  • Chiropractic Care for Spinal Disc Injuries
  • “Tractor Back” and Other Farm Injuries
  • Chiropractic Care of Children
  • Correct Posture Will Pay Health Dividends.

Chiropractic Care of Children asserts  that “chiropractors have records of thousands of cases of subluxations . . . occurring in very early infancy,” that “your child should be given the advantage of periodic examinations and corrective treatment,” and that “maintaining the mechanical integrity of the body . . . . assures vibrant health.”

The posture pamphlet suggests that more than 70% of school children have “spinal defects or postural distortions to some degree,” that these can lower the body’s resistance to disease, and that “a spinal examinations may show a condition, which, if not corrected will lead to heart impairment a year, or even ten years from now.”

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