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Chiropractic

Definition

"A health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal 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."
 
"Is a CAM whole medical system. It focuses on the relationship between bodily structure (primarily that of the spine) and function, and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. Chiropractors use manipulative therapy as an integral treatment tool"

"A system of complementary medicine based on the diagnosis and manipulative treatment of misalignment of the joints, especially those of the spinal column"
(The Concise Oxford Dictionary)

"A system of therapy which holds that disease results from a lack of normal nerve function and which employs manipulation and specific adjustment of body structures (as the spinal column)"
(Merriam Webster Online Dictionary)
 

“Chiropractors perform adjustments (manipulations) to the spine or other parts of the body. The goal is to correct alignment problems, ease pain, and support the body's natural ability to heal itself.”

(U.S. National Library of Medicine – Accessed 2016, April 16)