What is Chiropractic ?
Definition: Association of Chiropractic Colleges
"Chiropractic is a healthcare discipline that emphasises 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 recognise the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with other health care practitioners when in the best interest of the patient."
Chiropractic is non-invasive and does not use drugs or surgery. Rather, a chiropractic spinal adjustment—the application of a precise force to a specific part of the spinal segment—corrects the misalignment, permitting normal nerve transmission and assisting the body to heal itself.
Chiropractors believe pain is the way our bodies communicate that something is wrong, and that we should proactively address the source of the pain and not mask the symptoms (typically through pain medications).