Chiropractic is the treatment of injuries by pressing and moving people's joints, especially the spine.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • chiropractic — chiropractic, chiropractics /kayrapraektak(s)/ The practice of chiropractic is a method of detecting and correcting by manual or mechanical means structural imbalance, distortion or subluxations in the human body to remove nerve interferences… …   Black's law dictionary

  • chiropractic — n. a method of medical treatment that manipulates body structures, especially the spine, in the belief that it restores proper nerve functioning. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chiropractic — coined in Amer.Eng. 1898, from CHIRO (Cf. chiro ) hand + praktikos practical (see PRACTICAL (Cf. practical)), the whole of it loosely meant as done by hand …   Etymology dictionary

  • chiropractic — ► NOUN ▪ a system of complementary medicine based on the manipulative treatment of misalignments of the joints, especially those of the spinal column. DERIVATIVES chiropractor noun. ORIGIN from Greek kheir hand + praktikos practical …   English terms dictionary

  • chiropractic — ☆ chiropractic [kī΄rō prak′tik, kī′rō prak΄tik ] n. [< CHIRO + Gr praktikos, practical: see PRACTICE] the science and art of restoring or maintaining health, practiced by a licensed professional, based on the theory that disease is caused by… …   English World dictionary

  • Chiropractic — Intervention A chiropract …   Wikipedia

  • Chiropractic — A system of diagnosis and treatment based on the concept that the nervous system coordinates all of the body’s functions, and that disease results from a lack of normal nerve function. Chiropractic employs manipulation and adjustment of body… …   Medical dictionary

  • chiropractic — /kuy reuh prak tik/, n. 1. a therapeutic system based primarily upon the interactions of the spine and nervous system, the method of treatment usually being to adjust the segments of the spinal column. 2. a chiropractor. [1895 1900, Amer.; CHIRO… …   Universalium

  • chiropractic — noun Etymology: chir + Greek praktikos practical, operative more at practical Date: 1898 a system of therapy which holds that disease results from a lack of normal nerve function and which employs manipulation and specific adjustment of body… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chiropractic — n. a system of treating diseases by manipulation, mainly of the vertebrae of the backbone. It is based on the theory that nearly all disorders can be traced to the incorrect alignment of bones, with consequent malfunctioning of nerves and muscle… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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