What is chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care is a health care profession that focuses on the spine and its interactions with the nervous system, as well as the surrounding muscles.
What types of pain do chiropractors treat?
Chiropractors are most well known for their expertise in care for patients with neck pain and low back pain. They also care for other disorders that involve muscles, ligaments and joints, in the spine and also the extremities.
Can I see a chiropractor if I am pregnant?
Yes. Many pregnant women find that chiropractic care can help with the aches and pains associated with pregnancy. The chiropractic adjustment is adapted to help accommodate each stage of pregnancy.
Is chiropractic safe for babies?
The chiropractic adjustment may seem too intense for infants, but it is quite safe. Chiropractors take special care when adjusting babies and use a much lighter force than when adjusting adults. The force used when adjusting a baby can be compared to the force you use when testing a tomato for ripeness, or about the weight of a nickel.
Are chiropractors doctors?
Yes. Doctors of Chiropractic are not prescribing doctors, but possess a doctorate degree and go through a similar education program to become licensed.
Here is a table that shows the degree requirements for Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathy, Doctors of Chiropractic, and Doctors of Physical Therapy.