What is Chiropractic?
A non-invasive approach to health care
Modern Chiropractic Medicine is a form of health care that focuses on treating the patient without the use of drugs or surgery. Doctors of Chiropractic are primary health care providers licensed in all 50 states, and are recognized by governmental health care programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Workers' Compensation programs and more. Every year, more than 30 million Americans see Chiropractors as part of the regular health care programs.
Chiropractic doctors utilize patient history, examination, x-rays, MRI, CT scans, etc. to aid in diagnosis. In addition, the Chiropractic doctor evaluates the structure and function of the bodies joints.
Chiropractic doctors are best known for the diagnosis and management of spine related pain. Most cases of spinal pain are not candidates for surgery. The vast majority of spine pain is the result of poor spinal function. No doctor is better trained or equiped to treat these problems than Chiropractors. Chiropractic Doctors should be the primary care doctor for most uncomplicated cases of neck and back pain.
Chiropractic doctors are also well trained in the diagnosis and treatment of headache, shoulder, hip, elbow, knee, hand, and foot conditions. If structural integrity is intact, most cases of pain related to these joints will subside if normal function can be attained. Once a diagnosis is established, treatment is directed at restoring normal movement of the joint along with necessary strength, flexability, and balance of the supporting musculature.