Chiropractic Overview

Chiropractic is a health care profession based primarily upon the interactions of the spine and nervous system as well as the effects of musculoskeletal disorders on general health. Because all nerves exit as pairs at each of the levels of the spine chiropractic has an incredible impact on perforance and vitality. Chiropractors are trained to give your body the attention and care it needs.

Doctors of chiropractic (also referred to as chiropractors) practice a hands-on drug-free approach to care that includes examination, diagnosis and treatment.  To be seen by a chiropractor, usually no referral is needed.
 

YOUR CHIROPRACTOR MASTERED THE SCIENCE OF:

  • ANATOMY
  • PHYSIOLOGY
  • PATHOLOGY
  • NEUROLOGY
  • BIOMECHANICS
  • X-RAY TECHNIQUES
  • SPINAL ADJUSTING METHODS


EDUCATION

Chiropractors must complete:

Curriculum Program Length Clinical Hours Advanced Certification Available
Chiropractic 4 Years 4,820 Yes
Medical 4 Years 4,670 Yes
Physical Therapy 3 Years 3,398 Yes

 

 

 

 

Source:  American Chiropractic Association, acatoday.com