What is chiropractic? The word "chiropractic" is from the Greek words "kheir" meaning "hand" and "praktikos" meaning "one who practices." chiropractic is practiced with the hands. chiropractic is a hands-on healthcare profession dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal system disorders.« View All FAQs"This information and website content is not intended to diagnose, guarantee results, or recommend specific treatment or activity. It is designed to educate and inform only. Please consult your physician for a thorough examination leading to a diagnosis and well-planned treatment strategy. See more details on the DISCLAIMER page. Content is reviewed by Dr. James M. Cox I."