According to the World Health Organization (WHO), chiropractic is a health profession that deals
with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuro-musculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. There is an emphasis on manual techniques, including joint adjustment and / or joint manipulation, with a particular focus on subluxations.
The concepts and principles that distinguish and differentiate the philosophy of chiropractic from other health professions are of great importance to most chiropractors and deeply influence the attitude and the approach of these in relation to health care.
The relationship between the structure, particularly the spine and musculoskeletal system, and the function, especially coordinated by the nervous system is the essence of chiropractic and your approach to the restoration and preservation of health.
The practice of chiropractic emphasizes the conservative treatment of neuro-musculo-skeletal system, without the use of drugs and surgical procedures. Biopsychosocial causes and consequences are also significant factors in the management of patients.