Chiropractic involves shifting a person’s joints, often the spine, to try to fix an imbalance that causes pain. Chiropractic is considered to be a complimentary or alternative treatment option, meaning that it is not part of standard medicine. Research suggests that some people benefit from chiropractic treatment a lot, especially those suffering from lower back pain.
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Last reviewed April 6, 2018