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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



chiropractic therapy  listen  (KY-roh-PRAK-tik THAYR-uh-pee)

  A type of therapy in which the hands are used to manipulate the spine or other parts of the body. Sometimes, heat and ice, relaxation techniques, exercise, and other treatments are also used. Chiropractic therapy may be used to treat conditions such as back pain, neck pain, headache, and hand or foot problems, and to improve overall health. It is a type of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).