What is Chiropractic?

The World Federation of Chiropractic (1999) defined Chiropractic as being concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of dysfunctions of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on the functions of the nervous system and general health. This is obtained by a non-invasive approach to health care. Chiropractic is the 3rd largest primary health care profession in the world and it literally means “hand practice” (from the Greek definition: “chiro” = hand and “practic” = practice).

Chiropractic is a complimentary healthcare system dedicated to detect and correct spinal dysfunctions, which are restrictions in the spinal joints, which cause a host of functional, structural and/or pathological changes in the nervous system and thus affecting general functioning and healing capabilities of the human body as a whole. These restrictions are corrected via gentle and safe manual therapy called chiropractic manipulation or adjustment technique.

Chiropractic care has been shown to be cost-effective because of the reduction in the use of advanced imaging, plain-film radiographs, medication, surgery and inpatient care.

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