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.
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Chronic fibrositis (outdated term for fibromyalgia)
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
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD.
Malignancy with metastasis to bone
Tuberculosis of the bone
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.