Chiropractic is a medical profession that engages the diagnoses, treatment and prevention of disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the effects of this upon the functioning of the nervous system and the overall health. The emphasis is on manual treatment, including spinal manipulation and adjustments.

The theories and treatment methods of chiropractic are based on valid and accepted medical knowledge and literature. Starting point in treatment is always the natural ability of the body to heal itself.