Chiropractors are doctors of physical medicine who work primarily with the musculoskeletal system. They are trained to evaluate, diagnose, and treat movement-related pathologies typically related to an accident or injury.
A therapy commonly used by chiropractors to treat musculoskeletal pain is known as a chiropractic adjustment or spinal manipulation. This is typically accomplished with a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust into specific joints, with the goal of increasing range of motion and decreasing pain.
Other tools chiropractors often employ when treating musculoskeletal pathologies are rehabilitation exercises. These are movements designed to increase the tolerable load on an injured part of the body. The goal of rehabilitative exercise is to speed the healing process and prevent future injury.