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Word definitions for chiropractic in dictionaries

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Word definitions in Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
noun EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS ▪ The symptoms of spondylosis, treated with chiropractic , did not stop him from working.

The Collaborative International Dictionary Word definitions in The Collaborative International Dictionary
chiropractic \chiropractic\ n. a method of medical treatment that manipulates body structures, especially the spine, in the belief that it restores proper nerve functioning.

Wiktionary Word definitions in Wiktionary
n. (context alternative medicine English) A system of health care involving manipulation of the spinal column and other body structures, for the purpose of alleviating neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary Word definitions in Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
coined in American English, 1898 (adj.); 1899 (n.), from chiro- "hand" + praktikos "practical" (see practical ), the whole of it loosely meant as "done by hand."

WordNet Word definitions in WordNet
n. a method of treatment that manipulates body structures (especially the spine) to relieve low back pain or even headache or high blood pressure

Wikipedia Word definitions in Wikipedia
Chiropractic is a form of alternative medicine concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system , especially the spine , under the belief that such a disorder affects general health via the nervous system...

Usage examples of chiropractic.

Peter Tatakis closed his chiropractic office early one day and drove in from Birmingham to have dinner with Milt and Tessie.

And anyway his suitcase, with its appalling tonnage, seemed to provide a chiropractic counterbalance to the sadistic burden of his mail sack.

Tor DeWitt, had been away from Walla Walla for sixteen years before he returned in 1998 to open a chiropractic office.

Examples: if you are trying to decide among careers in psychology, medicine, chiropractic, social work, or high school guidance, there are many factors to consider, such as length and quality of training, employment outlook, probable income, work hours, satisfaction with the work, opportunities for private practice, status in the community, and many others.

The position, while awkward, at least permitted a catnap, though later I'd probably require hundreds of dollars' worth of chiropractic adjustment.

Or it may stumble into a gopher hole and roll over on top of me and dislocate one of my spinal vertebrae, and then I would be in a nice fix, wouldn't I, with no chiropractics nearer than the twentieth century, A.