Chiropractic Alignment (link)
(Adapted from Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary 28th Edition)
Chiropractic is a science based on the theory that health and disease are life processes related to the function of the nervous system:
Irritation of the nervous system by mechanical, chemical, or emotional factors (stress) is the cause of disease;
Restoration and maintenance of health depends on normal function of the nervous system.
Diagnosis is the identification of these noxious irritants and
Treatment is their removal by the most conservative method.
Chiropractic adjustments are applied by hand or a low force adjusting instrument (http://www.goimpulse.com/index.php?p=69769 SOT http://www.sorsi.com/definition-sot)to the spine or other joints to restore normal motion and position.
Chiropractic adjustments are:
- Safe (http://www.acatoday.org/content_css.cfm?CID=2205)
- effective ( http://www.acatoday.org/level2_css.cfm?T1ID=13&T2ID=67)