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What is “Chiropractic”?

Chiropractic is a fast-growing independent health care profession in the United Kingdom

In the UK there are over 2,000 practicing chiropractors.  If you ask most people what is the primary concern of chiropractors they will usually answer, fixing bad backs or relieving back pain.  This idea has become popular but is not necessarily strictly correct. 

The World Federation of Chiropractic defines chiropractic as “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.”

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.

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