Chiropractic is a healing discipline firmly grounded in science that is concerned with the care of the entire body. Chiropractors use various diagnostic methods, including x-rays, to discover the state of your health, paying particular attention to your spine and bone structure. Spinal manipulation and other manual adjustments are their primary methods of helping your body heal.
Chiropractors provide care for patients of all ages with a range of acute and chronic conditions.
As well as advice about self help, exercise, diet and lifestyle, chiropractors often provide support for pain management, sports injuries and active rehabilitation.
The word chiropractic comes from a combination of the Greek words "chiro" and "praktikis", meaning "done by hand". "Treatment by hand" was an accepted form of therapy in ancient Greece. Hippocrates, who is regarded as the founder of medical inquiry, made the first recorded references to spinal manipulation. 1995 marked the 100th anniversary of the evolution of modern chiropractic.