Questions about the chiropractic profession
What is the educational process of a chiropractor?
Most chiropractors today have a four year undergraduate degree and a four year chiropractic degree consisting of eight years of study. The chiropractic curriculum falls into the medical school curriculum minus pharmacology and surgery. Your doctor of chiropractic is actually a Doctor Who spent eight years in higher education.
What types of conditions to chiropractors treat?
Chiropractors commonly treat neck pain, back pain, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, extremity pain, rib pain, hip pain, infantile colic, migraine headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, gastric reflux, Sports injuries, shoulder pain, elbow pain, wrist pain, knee pain, ankle pain, plantar fasciitis, and any other joint conditions.
Do chiropractors differ in the way they treat patients?
All chiropractors do not practice the same,there are many different chiropractic manipulative techniques in our field, some use their hands,which is called manual adjusting. There is instrument adjusting like activator methods also. Some use acupuncture and nutritional medicine or functional medicine. I suggest you find a chiropractor that works for you with the technique you like and stick with them,this is the most efficient way to find a chiropractor that you like.
What ages can benefit from chiropractic care?
From infants to the elderly, chiropractic care can have positive results. Infantile colic, infantile torticollis, gastric reflux and irritable bowel syndrome in the elderly all can find relief with chiropractic. So from infants to the elderly chiropractic can be beneficial for all.