The specific application of forces used to facilitate the body’s correction
of nerve interference.
A primary health care profession in which professional responsibility and authority
are focused on the anatomy of the spine and immediate articulation, and the condition
of nerve interference. It is also a practice, which encompasses educating, advising
about and addressing nerve interference.
A comprehensive process of evaluation of the spinal column and its immediate articulation
to determine the presence of nerve interference and other conditions that may
contraindicate chiropractic procedures.
The professional practice objective of chiropractic is to correct nerve interference
in a safe, effective manner. The correction is not considered to be a specific
cure for any particular symptom or disease. It is applicable to any patient who
exhibits nerve interference regardless of the presence or absence of symptoms
The forceful passive movement of a joint beyond its active limit of motion. It
does not imply the use of precision, specificity or the correction of nerve interference.
Therefore, it is not synonymous with chiropractic adjustment.
Paraspinal EMG Scanning:
A painless, non-invasive procedure to measure and record the electrical signals
given off by the muscles that attach to the spinal column. Electrodes are placed
on the skin and their readings are shown in the form of a graph. Since one of
the symptoms of nerve interference is abnormal muscle activity, the EMG is becoming
a popular method for charting muscle spasms and spinal imbalance.
This procedure measures the temperature on the skin surface to locate inflammation
of muscles and soft tissues. A special camera takes pictures, which reflect the
different temperatures by displaying a range of colors on film. Thermography has
been used to pinpoint spinal nerve and muscle stress.
Also referred to as nerve interference, is a misalignment of one or more of the
24 vertebrae in the spinal column, which causes alteration of nerve function and
interference to the transmission of mental impulses, resulting in a lessening
of the body’s innate ability to express its maximum health potential.