Did you know?
is the fastest-growing and second-largest primary
health care profession. There are approximately
60,000 Doctors of Chiropractic actively practicing
in the United States.
are in high demand.
Millions of Americans routinely choose chiropractic
services and this
number is rapidly growing.
Doctors of Chiropractic receive extensive
To receive a degree to become a chiropractor, one
must complete extensive undergraduate prerequisites
and four years of graduate-level instruction and
internship at an accredited chiropractic
institution. Comprehensive knowledge of all systems
of the body and diagnostic procedures enable
chiropractors to thoroughly evaluate a patient,
address disorders relating to the spine and
determine the need for referral to other healthcare
Chiropractic are Primary Health Care Professionals.
According to the Center for Studies in Health
Policy, "The chiropractor can provide all three
levels of primary care interventions and therefore
is a primary care provider, as are MD's.
Chiropractors are gatekeepers to the healthcare
system and independent practitioners providing
primary care services. The chiropractor's office is
a direct access portal of entry to the full scope of
services provided by DC.
recognized by governmental healthcare programs and
Chiropractic is included in Medicare, Medicaid,
Federal Employees Health Care
Benefits Program, Federal Workers' Compensation and
all state workers' compensation
programs, and is recognized by most health
Practice of Chiropractic is based on sound
of the nervous system as the primary control
mechanism of the body is an undisputed scientific
fact. Its relationship with the spine is the focus
of the practice of chiropractic. When vertebrae of
the spine become misaligned through trauma or
repetitive injury, two major consequences
result: 1) range of motion becomes limited, and 2)
spinal nerves emerging from the spinal cord may get
compromised. Chiropractors use the term Subluxation
Complex to describe such disruptions. Interruption
of nerve flow can eventually lead to pain,
disability, and an overall decrease in the quality
of life. Conversely, the removal of that interference
has been shown to have significant, lasting health
benefits. Through the adjustment of subluxations,
the doctor of chiropractic endeavors to restore
normal function. The body is then able to respond
appropriately to any imbalance in the system, thus
relieving symptoms and restoring health.
Chiropractic is safe and effective.
The chiropractic adjustment is a safe, effective
procedure, which is performed
each day nearly one million times. Chiropractic care
is non-invasive, and therefore
the body's response is far more predictable than its
reactions to drug treatments
and surgical procedures.
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