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Black history month is such an important month here in the United States. While there are many reasons to honor and celebrate black history month each and every year, our team at Caron Chiropractic wanted to highlight the impact that African Americans have had on the chiropractic world over the years.

African Americans have been part of chiropractic care since the beginning. The first African American patient, Harvey Lillard, had his first chiropractic appointment in 1895. The path towards equality within chiropractic care hasn’t been easy, but it has definitely come a long way thanks to some key African American figures. When it comes to education, there’s no college more impactful to equality within chiropractic care than The Rubel College of Chiropractic. Known as the “first chiropractic school of the race,” this college opened in 1914 and was founded by Fred H.L. Rubel, D.C., who is commonly referred to as the first African American chiropractor. At this time, this college formed with hopes of opening the field of chiropractic instruction to all races, no matter the color of their skin. If Dr. Rubel was still alive today, we’re confident that he would be extremely proud at how far equality has come within the chiropractic industry.

A Chiropractic Clinic Built on Equality

At Caron Chiropractic, we do not take the hard work that has been put in to ensuring equality within chiropractic care lightly. Thanks to Dr. Rubel and many other impactful African American chiropractors, our team at Caron Chiropractic is able to continue the mindset of equality every time we enter our doors. When it comes to our patients, you can rest assured that each individual is treated equally with the utmost respect. No matter what race, ethnicity, religion, etc., count on Caron Chiropractic to be a place where you can come to receive your chiropractic adjustments and be treated equally by our chiropractors and support team.

At Caron Chiropractic, we wouldn’t be where we are today as a trusted chiropractic clinic if it wasn’t for the hard work of the many African American chiropractors that were prominent early on in the chiropractic world. The success of our practice is in part because of people like Dr. Rubel that paved the way for chiropractors of all ages, race, ethnicity, etc. If you are looking for a chiropractic clinic built on equality around the St. Paul, MN area, look no further than our team at Caron Chiropractic. To request an initial chiropractic evaluation, give us a call today at (651) 255-9999 or email

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