What conditions do chiropractors treat?
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 care is 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.
How do I select a doctor of chiropractic?
Most of our patients come from referrals. Finding a doctor is important so ask friends and family for a doctor they use and trust. Because stringent educational and professional requirements are required for state licensure, the public is assured of academic competence and clinical experience.
Does chiropractic treatment require a referral from an MD?
No, a patient does not need referral by an MD befor visiting a doctor of chiropractic. Chiropractors are first contact physicians, and are so defined in federal and state regulations. Following a consultation and examination, the doctor of chiropractic will arrive at a diagnosis under chiropractic care, or refer the patient to the appropriate health care provider.