One of the official definitions of chiropractic states:

Chiropractic: “A health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system and the effects of these disorders on general health. There is an emphasis on manual techniques, including joint adjustment and/or manipulation”, WHO definition.

This means that chiropractors use manual techniques to take muscles and joints which aren’t functioning properly and return them to optimal working order. This can, in turn, have an effect on nerve function which may improve a variety of disorders throughout the body.

Generally, this joint and muscle dysfunction is caused by 4 things:

  1. Trauma (falls, car accidents etc)
  2. Poor posture
  3. Stress
  4. Nutritional deficiency

Chiropractic is now well researched and has been shown to have good efficacy and safety