What is Chiropractic?

Learn all about the Chiropractic profession here

You may be asking “what is Chiropractic?” Well Chiropractic is the profession of a chiropractor. Sometimes people have referred to chiropractors as chiropractitioners or chiropratic as chiropractice. These terms are common mis-spellings for Chiropractic.

Below you will find the three official definition of Chiropractic from, The World Federation of Chiropractic, The Association of Chiropractic Colleges and The World Health Organisation. You can also watch a video from the British Chiropractic Association which explains a bit more about what is Chiropractic. This video should help you if you are thinking about seeing a UK Chiropractor, but want to know a bit more about this spinal treatment option.

Chiropractic Video

You can listen to British Chiropractic Association chiropractor Tim Hutchful discussing what is Chiropractic.

Now that you know a bit more about the Chiropractic treatment and the profession you can find out what your first visit to the chiropractor would be like. You can also find out about Chiropractic on the NHS and why some people love Chiropractic.

Definitions of Chiropractic

Here are the three official ways to define 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”

Definition by The World Federation of Chiropractic.

“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 Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC), 1996.

“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.”

Definition by The World Health Organization (WHO), Guidelines on Chiropractic, 2005

I hope you now have a better basic understanding of what is Chiropractic.

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