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What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is the profession of a chiropractor.

Sometimes people have called chiropractors terms such as 'chiropracters' or 'chiropractitioners', however these are incorrect terms for a chiropractor as is 'chiropractice' which should be Chiropractic without the ā€™eā€™ on the end.

Definitions of Chiropractic

Chiropractic can be defined in different ways by different organisations. Below are the three most popular and best defintions available.

The World Federation of Chiropractic

"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 adjustment"WFC

The Association of Chiropractic Colleges

"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."ACC Definition, 1996

The World Health Organization

"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."WHO Definition, Guidelines on Chiropractic, 2005

The Chiropractic Association of South Africa

"Chiropractic is a health profession specializing in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the affects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. Chiropractic practitioners essentially rely upon non-invasive treatment methods and will refer patients to medical practitioners should medication or surgery be indicated. This approach is further reinforced by chiropractors in their promotion of healthy lifestyles such as the avoidance of smoking and excess stress, proper diet and exercise."CASA

To find out more about Chiropractic you can I would recommend that you read more about what happens on your first visit to a chiropractor.

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