Chiropractic treatment is a type of alternative medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. Proponents claim that such disorders affect general health via the nervous system.
The main chiropractic treatment technique involves manual therapy, including manipulation of the spine, other joints, and soft tissues. This is often done by hand, but can also be performed using devices. Manipulation is claimed to restore function to joints and muscles that are not moving properly.