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The absolute beginners guide to Chiropractic

Chiropractic is a weird looking word, and there are signs for offices all over the world. If you have never heard the word pronounced, and have only seen it, how are you supposed to know what it sounds like? Or how to use it in a sentence?

We am here to help you out and break it all down for you.

"Chiropractic" is based on a mash-up word using both Latin and Greek roots.

"Chiro"- from Latinized form of Greek kheiro- meaning "hand"

"Practic"- from praktikos "practical"

The two parts put together loosely mean "done by hand". The term was coined in 1898 by Daniel David (D.D.) Palmer, the developer of Chiropractic.

The phonetic pronunciation of Chiropractic is [ki″ro-prak´tik]

Chiropractic is always singular, and never plural. It never needs an "-s" added to the end of it.

Now, how do we use it in a sentence?

My friend decided to try chiropractic for their migraines.

I walked by a new chiropractic office today.

My aunt swears by chiropractic for her hip pain.

Chiropractor: a doctor who practices "Chiropractic"

I went to my Chiropractor's office today.

My cousin is a Chiropractor.

My Chiropractor said it would be best if I went for a walk after my adjustment.

And Finally

If you have any other questions about chiropractic, make sure to leave us a comment below! We love answering your questions.

Chiropractic is grounded in the principle that the body can heal itself when the skeletal system is correctly aligned and the nervous system is functioning properly. When bones of the spine are not correctly articulated the result is a condition known as subluxation and nerve transmission is disrupted which causes decreased function, leading to pain and other symptoms.

Chiropractic is one of the most popular alternative therapies currently available. Some would say it now qualifies as mainstream treatment as opposed to complementary medicine. Chiropractic treatment is covered by many insurance plans and in 2004, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced full inclusion of chiropractic care for veterans. It has become well-accepted treatment for acute pain and problems of the spine, including lower back pain and whiplash.

If you have any other questions about chiropractic, make sure to leave us a comment below! We love answering your questions.

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There are many different chiropractic techniques, at Healthy Roots Chiropractic in Edina, MN we specialize in Directional Non Force Technique (DNFT). It is a gentle, thorough, hands on approach. If you would like to read more about it, check out our blog post here.

If you are interested in getting to know Dr. Brenna and our office better, we offer a free 20 minute consultation to make sure we are the right fit for you.



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