Glossary

Adjustment:
The specific application of forces used to facilitate the body’s correction of nerve interference.

Chiropractic:

A primary health care profession in which professional responsibility and authority are focused on the anatomy of the spine and immediate articulation, and the condition of nerve interference. It is also a practice, which encompasses educating, advising about and addressing nerve interference.

Diagnosis:
A comprehensive process of evaluation of the spinal column and its immediate articulation to determine the presence of nerve interference and other conditions that may contraindicate chiropractic procedures.

Practice Objective:
The professional practice objective of chiropractic is to correct nerve interference in a safe, effective manner. The correction is not considered to be a specific cure for any particular symptom or disease. It is applicable to any patient who exhibits nerve interference regardless of the presence or absence of symptoms or disease.

Manipulation:

A high velocity low amplitude (HVLA) passive movement of a joint beyond its active limit of motion. It is also known as Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy (CMT). Sometimes a cavitation (the pop) will be heard but it doesn't need to happen to be successful.

Vertebral Subluxation:
Also referred to as nerve interference, is a misalignment of one or more of the 24 vertebrae in the spinal column, which causes alteration of nerve function and interference to the transmission of mental impulses, resulting in a lessening of the body’s innate ability to express its maximum health potential.


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