Included among the many types of health care providers are chiropractors. These specialists concentrate their healing efforts on problems with the spine and backbone. The emphasis of chiropractic is on treatment, diagnosis and prevention of disorders of the musculoskeletal system. The theory behind this practice is that all disorders originate in the nervous system, and by treating the place where the nervous system can be upset is a key to curing illness.
The primary mode of treatment which chiropractors use to heal their patients is manual therapy including manipulation of the spine and other joint areas, and manipulation of soft tissue as well. Chiropractic treatment will frequently include healthy lifestyle counseling including the recommendation of exercise, proper diet and refraining from harmful chemicals which can be found in many food products. Moderate drinking and smoking is also recommended, if not total abstinence.