I've heard such mixed things about chiropractors. Some people report amazing results with fewer negative effects than traditional medical treatment; others seem to view chiropractors as charlatans who are likely to do more harm than good.
I have had one bad experience - the chiropractor had me repeat self-affirming phrases while he did some sort of energy work and then he twisted my spine abruptly, eliciting the mother of all back-cracks. I didn't feel right for weeks afterward, and I don't believe I received any benefit.
On the other hand, I have friends, whom I consider intelligent and scientific-minded, who swear by their chiropractors. At this point my MD has said that surgery is probably my only treatment option, and I'd like to avoid that if I possibly can. I am a dancer, and really do not want to get any kind of spinal fusion, as I have heard that you can permanently lose flexibility. Chiropractic treatment seems like a possible alternative, but as I said, I'm not totally convinced it is safe.
So - what do you all think?