WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?

chi-ro-prac-tic (kī’rō-prăk’tīc)n.
[Greek cheir, hand + praktikos, done by]
That science and art concerned with the relationship between the spinal column and the nervous system as it affects the restoration and maintenance of health, primarily utilizing the hands to adjust misaligned or malfunctioning vertebrae.

Definition by: The World Federation of Chiropractic (WFC)
“Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal manipulation or adjustments."


Definition by: The Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC)
"Chiropractic is a healthcare discipline that emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. In addition, doctors of chiropractic recognize the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with other health care practitioners when in the best interest of the patient."

Definition by: The World Health Organisation (WHO)
"A health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. There is an emphasis on manual techniques, including joint adjustment and/or manipulation with a particular focus on subluxations."