Many people do find chiropractic treatments helpful for spinal conditions. In general chiropractic treatment involves manual manipulation of the spine. It can also involve deep tissue massage techniques. Many chiropractic offices have specialized tables to help facilitate tractioning of the spine (the Cox Table is one such table.) In general, if chiropractic treatment has been helpful, then there is nothing wrong with it. Many people tell me that they feel great after chiropractic treatments. Often however, the underlying anatomic problem is not fundamentally altered and relief can be temporary. Certain spinal conditions should not be subject to chiropractic manipulation. If a problem has been going on several weeks and is not getting better with chiropractic treatment, then it is important to understand the anatomy of the problem, usually with an MRI scan.