the science and art of restoring or maintaining health, practiced by a licensed professional, based on the theory that disease is caused by interference with nerve function, and employing manipulation of the body joints, esp. of the spine, to restore normal nerve function
Origin of chiropractic; from chiro- + Classical Greek praktikos, practical: see practice
A system of 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.
Origin of chiropracticchiro– + Greek praktikos, practical; see practical.
From chiro- (“hand”) + practic from Ancient Greek χείρ (kheir, “hand”) + πρακτικός (praktikos, “concerned with action”).