What is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic supports the concept that maintenance of proper function of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems can provide for better health. It is a form of health care that is drugless, non-invasive, and actively promotes health. Chiropractic care is holistic, meaning that the entire body and a person´s lifestyle are examined and treated.
When a chiropractor works with a patient, the cause of the patient’s physical problem is addressed and lifestyle factors that may affect the problem (such as diet, posture, exercise, and others) are modified to speed recovery and prevent recurrence.

What education is required to practice chiropractic?

Chiropractic graduates must have a minimum of six years of college education. Chiropractic education’s foundation in the basic life sciences includes coursework in anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, physical and laboratory diagnostics, radiology, physiology, pathology, nutrition, and public health. In addition, chiropractic education involves a detailed study of clinical sciences as well as clinical experience. In fact, chiropractic education is similar to medical and osteopathic education except that these practitioners emphasize surgery and pharmacology while Doctors of Chiropractic focus on the diagnosis of musculoskeletal and nervous system disorders and the treatment through clinically and scientifically established conservative procedures.

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