I've blogged before about the church, err, practice of Chiropractic before. The "DC" after a Chiropractor's name is short for "Doesn't Count". They aren't medical doctors, they don't practice real medicine and they are often anti-science. Chiropractic is far from what they want you to believe it is.
Mark Crislip reviews a recent paper that has been pretty actively discussed in and outside the Church (of Chiropractic). To quote his background section in the article:
The basic theory and practice of chiropractic, as pulled out of thin air in 1895 by DD Palmer, is complete, utter, 100% nonsense. There is no subluxation complex, there is no inane, er, I mean, innate, intelligence (I think my spell check has become conscious), no disease caused by misaligned vertebrae that is fixed by having the spine adjusted by a chiropractor.
If a patient is seeking care for neck pain and receiving diagnosis and treatment based on chiropractic, they are receiving pure, unadulterated pseudo-science.The article, as are almost all articles over at sciencebasedmedicine.org, is definitely well worth the read. Check out the whole article.