"Get knowlege of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases"Hippocrates, 460-377 BC
Chiropractic is a somewhat unusual word derived from two Greek words. The first word "chiro" means hand and the second work "practic" means practice or operation. Thus Chiropractic means done by hand.
Chiropractic is an art and science that deals with removing nerve interference through mechanical means. There are many moveable segments to the spine. When a vertebra stops moving it can create nerve interference. The Chiropractor tries to restore normal neurological balance to the body.
Chiropractic is very different from allopathic medicine.
There is a whole separate Philosophy involved.