A chiropractor uses his or her hands to manipulate the spine into alignment. Chiropractic therapy may be used on its own or with other treatments. Chiropractic seeks to restore joint function, eliminate pain, and prevent further injury. Chiropractic works for many people, but those with osteoporosis, spinal cord compression, or inflammatory arthritis should not try it. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how chiropractic is performed, what the benefits and risks are, and much more.