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Posted on 06-01-2010

Chiropractic treatment derives its name from the Greek language and literally means 'hand doing'. Chiropractic is a holistic from of treatment that treats not just the symptoms of illness but the condition itself. Chiropractic is the term given to a complete health care discipline which helps in diagnosing, treating and preventing disorders relating to the musculoskeletal structure of the human body, with specific emphasis on the nervous system. Chiropractic treatment is based on the theory that many disorders affect the human body through the central nervous system.

Chiropractic is categorized as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by practitioners of mainstream medicine. Many chiropractors debunk this categorization on the grounds that this form of treatment also includes exercises and health and lifestyle counseling. Chiropractic treatment

Practitioners of Chiropractic treatment make use of their hands to adjust and align joints, with concentrated focus on the spine. This is called manipulation. Chiropractic treatment is based on the premise that many health problems are caused by misalignment of the spine or spinal joint dysfunction. Realignment or manipulation corrects these problems and cures permanently. It is believed that spinal manipulation greatly improves the functioning of the body's nervous system and promotes good health. Several health conditions, both temporary and recurring like back and neck pain, headaches and migraines, dysmenorrheal symptoms, sciatica, pain in legs and injuries caused by accidents or sports can be treated by chiropractic form of treatment. While the efficacy of chiropractic care is unknown, it is safer when compared to allopathic medicine if used by trained and skilful practitioners.

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