What a load of nonsense.
It isn't and I will try to explain but listening with an open mind isn't one of your character traits.
From the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA)
JAMA Does not recommend Chiro for back pain
"Of all the alternative medical systems out there, chiropractic is one of the oddest. Unlike many of the others, it has a modicum of plausibility, at least for back problems due to musculoskeletal strains. After all, the science-based specialty of physical therapy uses spinal manipulation to treat back problems. Of course, the big difference between chiropractic and physical therapy is that chiropractic is based on a delusion, namely the concept of subluxations. To science-based specialties, a subluxation a painful partial dislocation. This is different from a chiropractic subluxation, which is claimed to cause disease by interfering with nerve supply to organs. Such subluxations have never been shown to exist, nor has it ever been shown that "innate intelligence," which to chiropractors is the organizing property of living things and a term originally coined by Daniel David Palmer, the founder of chiropractic.
Such is the reason why I like to refer to chiropractors as physical therapists with delusions of grandeur. They claim to be able to treat all manner of disease, not just back problems, by adjusting the spine. Even more unfortunately, among the alternative medical specialties, chiropractic is arguably the most entrenched, the most accepted, of them all." [emphasis mine]
Is the chiropractic "industry . . . based on" these things? Of course not, and the very notion is silly.
The entire industry was founded by one man on this belief that subluxations interfere with the functioning of the body. There is not one shred of scientific proof that any of it is true. The notion isn't silly and had you done any research instead of making a snap judgment because I posted the informatoin you would have found that out.
Are there chiropractors who do these things?
There is a small percentage that do practice responsibly but the majority of the industry is rampant with fraud and over treating and billing. Yes, there are medical doctors that do this too but their industry is not founded on it. The Hippocratic Oath states clearly FIRST do not harm Chiropractors take no such oath.
If Adjuster Jack were around he would back me up on this 1000%. The insurance industry automatically deflates ANY claim treated by chiropractics because of the over treating and billing.
For 32 years I have been cleaning up the mess in the OR from chiropractors who completely misdiagnosed and treated patients with spinal cord tumors, herniated discs, myelopathy and other problems telling patients who were CLEARLY losing motor and sensory function that "just another month of 3 times weekly adjustments and they will be good as new" only to find out that by the time the patient got another opinion it was too late to get back what they had lost.
The last dirty little chiropractic secret: 1 in 500 patients will suffer a devastating neurological injury or death from cervical spine manipulation. That is NOT a good statistic and one of my dearest friends DIED in the chiro office when he adjusted her neck and severed the vertebral artery. She bled to death within seconds.
You want to take a chance on those quacks go right ahead but if the OP has a shred of sense he will pull them out immediately. His wife and daughter could feel just as good about their treatment getting a regular massage and not be at high risk for a neurological complication or over billed.
"That's just my opinion, then again I might be wrong." Dennis Miller