What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a health profession that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. Although chiropractors are trained to treat various complaints of the arms and legs, they are most well known for their treatment of low back pain, neck pain and headaches because of their emphasis on the spine.


Chiropractors are trained in many clinical methods to examine and treat the spine, and the associated nerves, joints and muscles. One of these methods that all chiropractors learn is how to examine the joints for restricted movement and then how to treat these areas to restore motion and decrease muscle tension.