A Chiropractor is a health professional who is concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system, and the effects of these disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. There is an emphasis on manual treatments, including spinal manipulation or adjustment (World Federation of Chiropractic, 2001).

A Medical Research Council clinical trial, reported in the British Medical Journal in 1990 and 1995, found that chiropractic treatment of back pain was more effective than hospital outpatient treatment.

UK based Chiropractors are regulated by the General Chiropractic Council.