Chiropractic is a health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effect of these disorders on the nervous system and general health. There is emphasis on manual treatments, including spinal manipulation.
The Chiropractic profession emphasizes the natural power of the body to heal itself and therefore chiropractic does not include the use of drugs or surgeries. Patients requiring these interventions are referred to other health care specialists. Chiropractors use natural, non-invasive treatment approaches including manual treatments, therapeutic modalities, exercise programs, nutritional advice, lifestyle modification, and other patient education.