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 attention to your spine and bone structure. Spinal manipulation and other manual treatments are their primary methods of care, assisting your body in its return to health.
Chiropractors provide care for patients of all ages treating a wide range of acute and chronic conditions. They provide advice about self-help, exercise, posture, diet and lifestyle, often providing support for pain management, treatment of 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 medicine, made the first recorded references to spinal manipulation. 1995 marked the 100th anniversary of the evolution of modern chiropractic.