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straight chiropracticThe method of chiropractic which is most in keeping with the principles delineated by DD Palmer, the founder of chiropractic. Straight chiropractic is a primary healthcare profession with responsibility and authority limited to the anatomy of the spine and immediate articulations, the condition of vertebral subluxation and a scope of practice which addresses vertebral subluxations, as well as educating patients and advising them about subluxations.
Straight chiropractors believe that it is inappropriate to use terminology that has other definitions for other healthcare professionals, as it lends to confusion, and thus prefer analysis to diagnosis, adjustment to manipulation, and eschew the terms treatment, chiropractic medicine and chiropractic physician. Only 15% of chiropractors are “straight practitioners”.