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What is chiropractic?

Founded as a profession in 1895 by DD Palmer, chiropractic now has the unusual position within healthcare offering mainstream back pain musculoskeletal management combined with a more alternative health and wellbeing promoting service.

Chiropractic uses the simple idea of using the spine to improve someone’s health – without the need for drugs or surgery, essentially ‘the healthy spine, healthy you’ concept.

Here is the official definition from the World Federation of Chiropractic:

“A health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments including spinal adjustment and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation.”World Federation of Chiropractic

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