Chiropractic emphasizes diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. The general health of the nervous system is an indicator of overall health. The main chiropractic treatment technique involves manual therapy especially adjustments of the spine.

Traditional chiropractic asserts that a vertebral subluxation or spinal joint dysfunction interferes with the body’s function and its innate intelligence, and therefor the health and proper functioning of the body.