Chiropractic is a health care discipline and profession that emphasizes diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine, under the hypothesis that these disorders affect general health via the nervous system. It is generally categorized as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), a characterization that many chiropractors reject. Although chiropractors have many attributes of primary care providers, chiropractic has more of the attributes of a medical specialty like dentistry or podiatry. The main chiropractic treatment technique involves manual therapy, including manipulation of the spine, other joints, as well as soft tissue therapies; treatment also includes exercises and health and lifestyle counseling.


  • Neck pain
  • Mid back and lower back pain
  • Chronic muscle pain and inflammation
  • Acute and chronic muscle spasm
  • Decreased spinal range of motion
  • Chronic fibrositis (outdated term for fibromyalgia)
  • Nerve entrapment
  • Pseudo-sciatica
  • Sciatica where disc bulges are contained less than 5 mm
  • Failed back surgery
  • Chronic occipital or tension headaches
  • Conditions where narcotic pain relievers are of little benefit
  • Traumatic torticollis
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD.
  • Contraindications

  • Malignancy with metastasis to bone
  • Tuberculosis of the bone
  • Fractures
  • Acute arthritis
  • Acute gout
  • Uncontrolled diabetic neuropathy
  • Syphilitic articular or periarticular lesions
  • Gonorrheal spinal arthritis
  • Excessive spinal osteoporosis
  • Evidence of cord or caudal compression by tumor, ankylosis and malacia bone disease.