In honor of Founder’s Day, a.k.a. the Birthday of Chiropractic, I am sharing this newspaper clipping from a chiropractic advertisement placed around 1919 in Los Angeles California.

The title reads YOU NEED NOT BE SICK!

you need not be sickChiropractic adjustings release pressure off nerves, the cause of all sickness.

Conditions listed in the advertising include…

  • Rheumatism
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Lumbago
  • Neuralgia
  • Stomach, Spleen, Liver and Eye Troubles
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Nervous and Skin Disorders
  • Constipation
  • Headaches
  • Neuritis
  • Catarrh
  • Deafness
  • Paralysis
  • Hayfever

Chiropractors of today may notice that there is no mention of neck pain, sciatica, low back pain (instead lumbago is used), or scoliosis. There is also no mention of car accidents and insurance being accepted. Funny that the diagram used doesn’t look that different from some I see today in print advertisements.