“Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic services are used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches“. -American Chiropractic Association
Chiropractic physicians are licensed professionals who have extensive knowledge and training in the anatomy, biomechanics and physiology of the human body. Our doctors will help you achieve relief of your pain and enable you to return to your normal activities of daily life through a natural hands-on approach. Our doctors employ a variety of treatment techniques including, but not limited to, bony adjustments, soft tissue manipulations and other non-force techniques along with the use of specific therapeutic modalities.
Chiropractic physicians are primary health care providers whose education centers on musculoskeletal diagnosis and treatment. Most physicians have completed 4 years of pre-medical undergraduate college education prior to applying to an accredited chiropractic college. Once an applicant is accepted, the requirements become even more rigorous, including studies in biology, anatomy, chemistry, organic chemistry, psychology, x-ray interpretation, diagnosis and multiple hands-on manipulation techniques. This is followed by a significant time working as an intern in a clinic.
The typical chiropractic curriculum includes a minimum of 4200 hours of classroom and clinical experience. The course of study is approved by a U.S. Department of Education accrediting agency. The graduating chiropractic physician must then pass the required National Boards as well as each individual State Board in which he/she would like to practice.