The Word ‘Chiropractic’
Chiropractic is defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as “a system of therapy which holds that disease results from a lack of normal nerve function and which employs manipulation and specific adjustment of body structures.”
This word may be used as either a noun:
Chiropractic is a health care profession.
I am studying chiropractic.
or as an adjective:
Yesterday I went to the chiropractic office.
As an athlete I have had several chiropractic adjustments.
The word’s less intuitive use is due to its roots in Ancient Greek.