Terminologie

Glossary of Chiropractic Terms


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Objective complaints

— What the doctor finds by examination.

Oblique

— Slanting; diagonal.

Occipital

— Pertaining to the back of the head.

Orthopedics

— Pertaining to the correction or prevention of deformities of the musculoskeletal system.

Orthopedist

— Medical doctor who specializes in the preservation and restoration of the skeletal system and its articulations.

Osteopathy

— A medical therapy that emphasizes manipulative procedures and uses medication or surgery and specializes in various areas of medicine.