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Chiropractic Defined

Brad Farra - Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The word Chiropractic is a combination of two Greek words. Cheiros, means hand. Prakikos means practice. Chiropractic essentially means "done by hand". Chiropractic adjustments are gentle hand movements, applied to the spine, to reduce joint restrictions and nerve pressure. The first Chiropractic adjustment was performed in 1895, but the history of work on bone and joints goes back to ancient medicine. Today there are over 60,000 chiropractors in the U.S. who offer a variety of techniques to diagnose and design a program of care for each patient. There are over 80 different ways to adjust patients. That’s why chiropractic has been successful in caring for infants to the elderly.

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