- a therapeutic system based primarily upon the interactions of the spine and nervous system, the method of treatment usually being to adjust the segments of the spinal column.
- a chiropractor.
Origin of chiropractic
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Examples from the Web for chiropractic
Her back care regimen includes regular yoga practice, chiropractic care and massage.Yoga Is Good for You. But Is It Medicine?
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She learned to slouch, which, for this trained dancer, took some effort and weeks of chiropractic correction afterward.Kim Cattrall Strips Down
April 7, 2011
- a system of treating bodily disorders by manipulation of the spine and other parts, based on the belief that the cause is the abnormal functioning of a nerve
C20: from chiro- + -practic, from Greek praktikos effective, practical
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Word Origin and History for chiropractic
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- A system of therapy that utilizes the recuperative powers of the body and the relationship between the musculoskeletal structures and the functions of the body, particularly of the spinal column and the nervous system, in the restoration and maintenance of health.
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A system of treating disease and musculoskeletal disorders that involves manipulation of the backbone and other body parts. In chiropractic, disorders of the nerves are considered the cause of illness.
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