Chiropractic care is based upon the understanding that good health depends upon a normally functioning nervous system, especially the spine and the nerves extending from the spine to all parts of the body. Chiropractic care emphasizes the prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system through proper diagnosis, treatment, and individualized patient care.
The main Chiropractic treatment technique involves manual therapy including manipulation of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues. Treatment also includes exercises and health and lifestyle counseling for promoting physical and mental health.
While chiropractors do not introduce the use of drugs or surgery, Doctors of Chiropractic do refer patients for medical care when those interventions are indicated.