Choosing chiropractic care can help you find pain relief and may even save you money. Let’s learn more about what chiropractic care is, what chiropractors do, and what conditions are treated.

What Is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care is a form of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). It is well established in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Chiropractic is the third largest health profession, behind medicine and dentistry. Further, most insurance carriers cover chiropractic expenses.

Chiropractic care is focused on the assessment and treatment of pain symptoms of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Generally, chiropractic care is concerned with conditions such as:

Chiropractic care is concerned with the potential detrimental effects that these conditions can have on an person’s overall health.

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What Are The Benefits Of Chiropractic Care?

There is a mounting body of evidence that shows favorable results to the effectiveness of chiropractic care. Various studies have shown support for the safety and efficacy of chiropractic treatment compared to other pain treatments. This includes invasive surgery and the use of prescription medication.

The primary goal of chiropractic care is to improve patient outcomes by providing cost-effective and safe treatment for the relief of debilitating pain symptoms. Research has found that chiropractic care has the following benefits, compared to conventional treatment options:

  • Decrease in medication use
  • Quicker patient recovery times
  • Less patient disability
  • Significant improvement in pain symptoms
  • Significant improvement in physical activity tolerance

What Is A Chiropractor?

Chiropractors are highly specialized health care practitioners who typically receive doctorate-level training prior to becoming licensed. Masters-level training is available for students who do not wish to complete the doctorate-level program. Chiropractic curriculum consists of a variety of training methods including courses, seminars, and hands-on clinical training. The clinical training that is part of the chiropractic curriculum includes the assessment, diagnosis, and treatm