What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, management 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.
The adjustment is a procedure used by chiropractors that utilises controlled force, leverage, direction, amplitude and velocity, which is applied to specific joints and adjacent tissues. Chiropractors commonly use such procedures to influence joint and neurophysiological function.
Chiropractors give recognition and respect for the inherent self-regulating and self-healing abilities of every individual.
Adjustments are applied to areas of dysfunction in a joint or motion segment called a subluxation in which alignment, movement integrity and/or physiological function are altered, although contact between joint surfaces remains intact. It is essentially a functional entity, which influences biomechanical and neural integrity.