I go to the chiropractor, and have for many years. My upper back and neck get all out of place, and I can definitely feel when it's time for another adjustment. (pain, tight muscles) I'll often get a headache too, while waiting for my appointment, as I live at school but my chiro lives at home... don't get to see her very often! But boy do I make her work when I go! I definitely think she's helped me!
I've also had bad chiro experiences though. My former chiro would give me an adjustment, and *cause* a headache. (this was when I was about 12-14 I think) My mom wouldn't believe me, saying how could something that helps you give you a headache. Finally I'd had enough and told my mom I was never going to see that doc again! She couldn't make me! My mom actually made me tell the doc that... but by then I was mad enough it was easy!
After that, I tried massage therapy, but it just didn't "fix" it. So I returned to chiro, with a different doc.
Just like any profession, there are good ones and bad ones. But it's still a good profession
ceecel.dee, I'd say "let" your husband try it, especially since you mention it as an alignment issue. Chiro is not for everyone, but nor is PT. If your spine's not straight, you'll just end up changing how your muscles work to compensate for the misalignment... make sense? Usually if something can be fixed, it is! Chiro docs are liscenced to practice, just like other health professionals. No one would let them practice if it were dangerous! (at least that's my opinion!) If it works, great! If not, then you know it's time to pursue other options.