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WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC? WHY CHIROPRACTIC?
Chiropractors are the second largest providers of healthcare, second only to medical doctors, and share much of the same educational background and certification as medical doctors. In fact, chiropractic doctors and medical doctors often work together through patient referrals. Your medical doctor may recommend chiropractic care if you do not need surgery or drugs – or as a conservative option before considering surgery. In turn, a chiropractor may refer you to medical specialists including neurologists or radiologists, for example, to complement your chiropractic treatment plan or when recommending lab work or further testing.
Chiropractic treatments can include adjustments and other forms of physical therapy and rehabilitation. There is also a growing focus on health and lifestyle counseling, which does include the use of nutritional supplements.
Adjustments of the spine – and the joints in extremities, including the neck, shoulders, arms, hands, and legs – are sometimes referred to as manipulations and are gentle, manual thrusts that move the vertebrae or joint back to its normal position.
Spinal adjustments may relieve pain associated with: