Manipulation of the spine, the foundation of chiropractic care, is a technique that has been used for thousands of years. It is used to treat many musculoskeletal conditions.
Chiropractors use tools and their hands to adjust the spine. This helps the patient to achieve proper alignment. Over time, full motion is restored and the patient is released from pain. Many chiropractors also treat the fascia (the connective tissue that surrounds muscles and other tissue) and muscles.