Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a therapeutic system based upon the premise that interference with nervous system function predisposes the body to a disease state. The method of work focuses on restoring normal condition by correcting the vertebral segments of the spinal column, which are a primary cause of nerve dysfunction. Central to chiropractic technique is …...

chiropractic

(ki″ro-prak´tik) a nonpharmaceutical, nonsurgical system of health care based on the self-healing capacity of the body and the primary importance of the proper function of the nervous system in the maintenance of health; therapy is aimed at removing irritants to the nervous system and restoring proper functi...
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chiropractic

noun a method of treatment that manipulates body structures (especially the spine) to relieve low back pain or even headache or high blood pressure
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chiropractic

A system of diagnosis and healing based on the concept that health and disease are related to nervous system function, disease is due to malfunction of the nervous system due to noxious irritants, and health can be restored by their removal. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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chiropractic

a system of healing based on the theory that disease in the human body results from a lack of normal nerve function. Chiropractors employ treatment ...
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chiropractic

a system of treatment based on manipulation of the spine.
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Chiropractic

alternative medicine practice focusing on spinal manipulation. Many modern chiropractors target solely mechanical dysfunction, and offer health and lifestyle counseling. Many others, however, base their practice on the vitalism of D.D. Palmer and B. J. Palmer, maintaining that all or many organic diseases are the result of hypothetical spinal dysfu...
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chiropractic

cheiropractic, chiropractic 1. A system of diagnosis and healing based on the concept that health and disease are related to nervous system functions and that disease is due to malfunctions of the nervous system due to noxious irritants, and health can be restored by their removal. 2. Someone who practices or is concerned with the curing of diseas...
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chiropractic

chiropractic (kīruprăk'tik) [Gr.,=doing by hand], medical practice based on the theory that all disease results from a disruption of the functions of the nerves. The principal source of interference is thought to be displacement (or subluxation) of vertebrae of the spine, although ot...
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Chiropractic

Chiropractic: A system of diagnosis and treatment based on the concept that the nervous system coordinates all of the body's functions, and that disease results from a lack of normal nerve function. Chiropractic employs manipulation and adjustment of body structures, such as the spinal column, so that pressure on nerves coming from the spinal cord ...
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chiropractic

In alternative medicine, technique of manipulation of the spine and other parts of the body, based on the principle that physical disorders are attributable to aberrations in the functioning of the nervous system, which manipulation can correct. Developed in the 1890s by US practitioner Daniel David Palmer, chiropractic is widely practised today by...
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Chiropractic

Therapy in which disease is considered the result of abnormal function of the nervous system. The method of treatment usually involves manipulation of the spinal column and other body structures
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chiropractic

treatment of disorders of the locomotor system and spinal column
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chiropractic

Type: Term Pronunciation: kī-rō-prak′tik Definitions: 1. A system that, in theory, uses the recuperative powers of the body and the relationship between the musculoskeletal structures and functions of the body, particularly of the spinal column and the nervous system, in the restoration and maintenance of health.  ...
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chiropractic

[n] - a method of treatment that manipulates body structures (especially the spine) to relieve low back pain or even headache or high blood pressure
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