Chiropractic is a health care approach and profession that emphasizes on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical/structural and neurological disorders of the musculoskeletal system and nervous system. The main treatment involves manual therapy including adjustments/manipulation of the spine and extremities. Many offices such as Sweeney Chiropractic have integrated rehabilitation, physiotherapy, massage and spinal decompression into their clinics.
D.D. Palmer founded chiropractic in the 1890s and his son B.J. Palmer helped to expand it in the early 20th century. Many chiropractors are more open to mainstream and alternative medical techniques such as exercise, massage, nutritional supplements, and acupuncture. Chiropractic is well established in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Australia.
in recent decades, it has gained more legitimacy and greater acceptance among medical physicians and health plans. Evidence-based medicine has been used to review research studies and generate practice guidelines. Many studies of treatments used by chiropractors have been conducted, with good results for many common conditions. Collectively, reviews of the current research have demonstrated that spinal manipulation is effective for most common conditions that we face every day. The efficacy and cost-effectiveness of maintenance chiropractic care is substantial. Although spinal manipulation can have serious complications in rare cases, chiropractic care is very safe when employed skillfully and appropriately.