Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. Research has proven chiropractic to be both effective and cost-effective.
The services provided by doctors of chiropractic (DCs)—which may include spinal adjustments or manipulation, rehabilitation, exercises, nutrition recommendations and ergonomic and lifestyle suggestions—can in some cases provide a healthy, natural alternative to mainstream drugs and surgery…or complement and enhance care from your medical provider.
Many drugs merely numb pain. When patients stop taking them, the pain returns. The services of doctors of chiropractic, on the other hand, remove what’s causing the pain. So patients can get back to their active, healthy, pain-free lives.
In respect to education, both doctors of chiropractic (DCs) and medical doctors (MDs) are required to spend about the same number of hours in university classrooms. Like MDs, DCs use the latest scientific evidence to diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate patients. Chiropractic’s uniqueness lies in its natural approach. DCs relieve pain and restore health by using their highly trained hands to work with the body’s natural healing mechanisms. They also focus on enhancing overall health and wellness.
All information is directly from the ACA