Chiropractic medicine operates on the theory that the improper alignment of the vertebrae (there
are twenty-four verterbrae that make up the spinal column) and the spinal cord they protect is the cause of diseases and disorders. Chiropractors apply pressure in a specific manner to allow the vertebrae in the spinal column to
realign themselves. But most chiropractors do more than manipulating the
spinal column. They are whole body healers by paying attention to factors such
as nutrition, stress management, etc.