About Chiropractic

 

 

 

 

 

  • Did you know?
    Chiropractic 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.

  • Chiropractic services are in high demand.
    Millions of Americans routinely choose chiropractic services and this number is rapidly growing.

  • Doctors of Chiropractic receive extensive and demanding professional education.
    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 practitioners.

  • Doctors of 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.

  • Chiropractic is recognized by governmental healthcare programs and most insurance.
    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 insurance.

  • Practice of Chiropractic is based on sound scientific principles.
    The existence 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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