Glossary of Chiropractic Terms

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Acute back pain
Back pain that lasts a short while, usually a few days to several weeks. Episodes lasting longer than three months are not considered acute.

Adjustment
The specific application of forces used to facilitate the body's correction of nerve interference.

Atlas
Topmost vertebra of the neck and supports your head. Misalignment of the atlas can place stress on your neuromusculoskeletal system.

Axis
Another name for the second cervical vertebra, which is located in your neck. This is an important joint that contributes significantly to your neck's range of motion.

 

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