A complementary medicine and manipulative treatment to correct the misalignment of the joints. It mainly focuses on the spinal column as it is believed the spinal column is central not only to the body but also to disorders affecting your nerves, muscles and organs.
Chiropractors use their hands and other apparatus to treat your bones, muscles and joints. It is common for chiropractors to give advice on diet, exercise and lifestyle, and to provide rehabilitation programmes that involve exercises to do in your own time. They may also use a combination of other alternative therapies or refer you to another qualified practitioner who can further assist you with ailments they have identified.
When you visit a chiropractor for the first time you explain to them your problems and any past physical traumas. Then usually they carry out a series of scans and tests, possibly an x-ray too, in order for them to assess your body alignment.
I hope you are not squeamish because when they do get down to work you will hear cracking sounds.
Correcting the bodies alignment helps improve all sorts of functions and helps the body to self heal.