Chiropractic is “a health profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health” General Chiropractic Council (GCC).

Chiropractors, use their hands to treat disorders of the bones, muscles and joints, including a range of techniques, that emphasizes manipulation of the spine. A holistic approach is commonly thought, which may place emphasis on diet, exercise and lifestyles.

Chiropractic and Osteopathy┬áare part of complementary and alternative medicines (CAM), in the sense that some uses of chiropractic and Osteopathic treatments are based on ideas and an “evidence base” not recognised by the majority of independent scientists.