Welcome to Maurer Chiropractic. We look forward to meeting you and leading you on the path to optimal health and wellness. Dr. Maurer is committed to improving patients' lives through the use of safe and effective chiropractic care. The history of chiropractic dates back as far as 17, 500 BC. Hippocrates believed that a misaligned spine contributed to the health of an individual. Modern day chiropractic goes back over 100 years, when the first adjustment was given by Dr. Daniel Palmer on September 18, 1895. The main causes of joint dysfunction are mechanical, chemical, and emotional. Mechanical causes are referred to as micro- or macrotrauma. Microtrauma can also be called repetitive stress injury. Sitting with poor posture at a desk and typing all day can cause problems such as carpal tunnel, neck, upper back, or low back pain. Macrotrauma refers to pain due to trauma to the body, such as a fall, a break, or a car crash.