Chiropractic is a very popular form of treatment. The main thrust of the work of a chiropractor
is to apply a calculated force to spinal joints and other structures to effect a change in alignment
, and therefore the functioning of the nervous system. This, in turn, affects the the overall health of the individual. What are the terms to describe what chiropractors do and the problems they treat?
The subluxation is a term that expresses the condition of the position of spinal bones in relationship to one another. Subluxations are the main pathology treated by chiropractors.
A manipulation is the application of force in a specific fashion. An adjustment is a type of manipulation.
Motion segment is a more technical term describing the area chiropractors assess and adjust.Date Created: April 2, 2006