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Chiropractic embraces the science of life, the knowledge of how organisms act in health and disease, and also the art of adjusting the neuroskeleton.” –D.D. Palmer, founder of modern chiropractic

The profession of chiropractic, as a unique form of health care, dates back to 1895, when Daniel David Palmer, a schoolteacher, became interested in healing and treatment methods that did not use medicines or vaccines to treat people with ailments. In 1885, Palmer moved his family to Ottumwa, Iowa to learn more about curative treatments that relied primarily on the body’s ability to heal itself. Two years later, he opened the Palmer Cure & Infirmary in Davenport. But it wasn’t until he treated a man who had suffered a back injury in 1895 that D.D. realized the curative power of spinal realignment. Intrigued by the improvement in the man’s pain level and function, Palmer pursued his interest in the spine as a locus of healing. Subsequently, Palmer found that ailments such as seizure, flu, headache, ear and stomach pain, and sciatica all responded very well to the spinal manipulations he referred to as “hand treatments.” Eventually, D.D. coined the term chiropractic—chiro (from the Greek, meaning “hand”) and practic (meaning “practice”). He renamed his clinic the Palmer School & Infirmary of Chiropractic, and in 1898 began accepting his first students.

As a professor, D.D. Palmer returned to his own studies of anatomy and physiology to learn more about the fundamental connection between a person’s spine and their overall health. He soon came to realize the power of spinal adjustment to correct vertebral displacement and misalignment (subluxation), and that by manipulating a person’s spine he could reduce—and in some cases completely eliminate—the nerve interference causing the patient’s pain, discomfort, or chronic illness. Thus, chiropractic became a viable alternative to medicinal practices that focused on relieving symptoms rather than discovering the root cause of an individual’s dis-ease.

Between 1906 and 1913, D.D. Palmer published two books, The Science of Chiropractic and The Chiropractor’s Adjuster. He died at the age of 68, at which time his son Bartlett Joshua Palmer (B.J.) took over the practice to carry on his father’s work. B.J. is credited with developing chiropractic into a clearly defined and unique health care system.

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Knobbs Chiropractic Services

Everyone can benefit from chiropractic care! Consider this: who needs a normal, balanced, unimpeded flow of life-sustaining energy in their body in order to live life to its fullest and enjoy optimum health? Everybody, that’s who! People who have headaches, back, neck or shoulder pain need chiropractic.

Equine Chiropractic

Equine Chiropractic Care in general can be used to accurately detect, predict, treat and prevent disease in horses

Canine Chiropractic

Canine Chiropractic Care is a drugless alternative method of health care. Many have found chiropractic is helpful when it comes to increasing energy, improving sports performance, and even increasing resistance to disease

Family Chiropractic

A Family Chiropractor helps with back pain, neck pain, and other issues such as sciatica pain relief.

Client Testimonials & Reviews

Without chiropractic treatment my major league career would have been shortened by at least 8 years.

Rich "Goose" Gossage
Major League Pitcher

Dr. Knobbs attacks the pain as opposed to masking the pain. When you leave you feel the cure. You really do.

Bobby Brown
Chiropractic Patient

Riding Bull can put the same stress on your body as a 20 miles per hour car crash. And I do this for a living.

Myron Duarte
PRCA Hall of Fame


Committed To Chiropractic Excellence

Dr. Dale Knobbs was born and raised in the beautiful state of Colorado, where he currently lives with his wife Cindy, son Nick and daughter Rachel. After graduating from Harrison High School in 1981, Dr. Knobbs attended Pikes Peak Community College for two years. During this time Dr. Knobbs became interested in the human body’s innate ability to heal itself and transferred to Park College in Parkville, MO, where he completed the 60 hours required for Chiropractic College. In 1988, Dr. Knobbs graduated from Cleveland Chiropractic College with his Doctor of Chiropractic.

Dr. Knobbs earned his Oklahoma Chiropractic License before returning home to Colorado to open his own practice. Dr. Knobbs has been in practice for over 20 years in Colorado Springs and treats all ages, from infants to the elderly, helping his patients understand the importance of chiropractic as a vital component of personal self-care, optimum health, and overall well being.