I used to have a chiropractor in Philadelphia PA and I was pretty happy with him. My problems arose from playing all sorts of sports for most of my life. In high school I played lacrosse, football and basketball, then I went to college there on a lacrosse scholarship. I was pretty good at it, but I got hurt a lot. In fact everyone gets hurt playing lacrosse, it is a sport where guys run around swinging a big stick. There is not much way for you can avoid getting hurt, the problems that I had involved being injured and that is a completely different thing. You can keep right on playing when you are hurt, assuming that you are tough enough. In fact if you are not tough, then you really do not last too long in the game of lacrosse. They certainly do not give you a college scholarship if you are soft.
Now of course I am not in Philly and have not been for a number of years. My back problems have not flared back up since I got down here to North Carolina and so I have not had to look for a chiropractor since I got down here. It is not a small decision and you can realize this pretty quickly if you think about what the chiropractor does. He is applying a measure of force to move things around in the backbone. The idea is to get the alignment right and so long as he does it all right everyone is going to be happy at the end of the day. However at the same time you have to really think about the small chance that they could do something wrong and if they do, then that could put you in a really bad place.