Chiropractic is a natural hands on approach to help with neuromusculoskeletal issues. Chiropractors use their hands or instruments to deliver specific adjustments to the spine and extremities to correct subluxations or misalignments to restore proper nerve flow. Chiropractors focus on the physical, emotional, and chemical stressors that cause these subluxations to occur.
Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a hands-on, drug-free approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
DC’s may assess patients through clinical examination, laboratory testing, diagnostic imaging and other diagnostic interventions to determine when chiropractic treatment is appropriate or when it is not appropriate. Chiropractors will readily refer patients to the appropriate health care provider when chiropractic care is not suitable for the patient’s condition, or the condition warrants co-management in conjunction with other health care providers.