The Practice of Chiropractic
The principle on which the practice of chiropractic is based may be illustrated in the following definitions:
“The science of chiropractic deals with the relationships between the articulations of the vertebral column and the nervous system, and the role of these relationships in the restoration and maintenance of health.
“The philosophy of chiropractic is based upon the premise that disease or abnormal function is caused by interference with nerve transmission and expression, due to pressure, strain or tension upon the spinal cord or spinal nerves, as a result of bony segments of the vertebral column deviating from their normal juxtaposition.
“The practice of chiropractic consists of analysis of any interference with normal nerve transmission and expression, and the correction here of by an adjustment with the hands of the abnormal deviations of the bony articulations of the vertebral column for the restoration and maintenance of health, without the use of drugs or surgery. The term ‘analysis' is construed to include the use of x-ray and other analytical instruments generally used in the practice of chiropractic.”