Chiropractic health care is the third largest doctoral-level health care profession after medicine and dentistry. It is also the largest natural health care group. In recent years, more people are going to doctors of chiropractic. This is due in large part because of its success in the treatment of so many different conditions without the use of drugs or surgery.
Chiropractic is a science, philosophy, and art of healing. Chiropractic is based in science and education. To become a doctor of chiropractic requires the same or more hours of education as to be an MD. Please refer to the Chiropractic Education article on this site for more information on this. The education process continues long after college, with continuing seminars and classes. Some chiropractors go on to get additional degrees in various areas of specialty.
Chiropractic Philosophy is based on our unique and very successful approach to health care. We primarily look to the spine and nervous system. We adjust the spine to reduce the pressure on the nervous system. This allows the nervous system to function better, and the body, as a whole, will improve. This increase in effectiveness allows the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.
Chiropractic is also an art. It is the art of the adjustment. It is an art that is developed over many years of study and practice on how and when to adjust the spine. The art is used with the Doctors' Chiropractic Technique. It is the art of removing the interference that is causing the condition, thus allowing the body to heal itself.
To learn more about chiropractic health care, please take some time and read through this site. You will find a wealth of information that will help you and your family. If you have any questions please Ask the Doctor and send in your question.