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About Chiropractic Care

What is chiropractic care? Chiropractic care is a health care profession based on interactions of the spine and nervous system, as well as the surrounding muscles. Doctors of Chiropractic (also known as chiropractors) focus on non-invasive, drug-free treatments for a variety of systems and conditions that may include:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Joint pain, strains and sprains
  • Soft tissue disorders

(Note: This list is not inclusive of every spinal condition treated with chiropractic care. Talk directly with a chiropractor to determine if he or she treats your specific spinal condition.)

Chiropractic care is an important tool that helps you get back to enjoying life. Beyond reducing pain, spinal adjustments enhance the ability of the nervous system to function at an optimal level.

A Trusted Resource

Chiropractors undergo education and training similar in depth and length to medical doctors and physical therapists.

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,