Glossary of Chiropractic Terms
— The front part of the body that lies between the chest and pelvis.
— A diagnostic approach as well as a handheld instrument that is used to deliver a consistent low-force, high-speed chiropractic adjustment.
— Of short duration and relatively severe.
— An intervention with the intent of facilitating the body’s ability to “right” itself and function more normally
— Carrying impulses towards a center when sensory nerve impulses are sent toward the brain.
— An abnormal position of the body resulting from the body’s attempt to minimize pain.
— Toward the front of the body.
— The connection of bones; a joint.
— An agreement between doctor and practice member to waive payment until a claim is paid by an insurance company, which is then paid directly to the doctor.
— The uppermost and most freely movable bone of the spine.
— A decrease in the size of a normally developed tissue or organ.
Autonomic Nervous System
— The part of the nerve system that regulates involuntary action, as of the intestines, heart, and glands, and comprises the sympathetic nervous system and the parasympathetic nervous system.