If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffers from back, neck and other pains related to your nerves, you may have been referred to or sought help from a chiropractic doctor.
What it is
A doctor of chiropractic (DC) uses a hands-on approach to health care that focuses on how bone, joint and nerve problems affect general health. Together, chiropractors and medical doctors work with you on your health care needs. A medical doctor may tell you to see a chiropractor for low back pain, headaches or a sports injury.
What it is
Chiropractors use gentle, hands-on adjustments to the bones and joints of your spine, arms and legs to stop nerve irritation and pain.
Good for treating
- arm or leg pain
- back pain or disc problems
- carpal tunnel syndrome
- headaches or neck pain
- muscle pain
- whiplash and sports injuries
Chiropractic care is not a replacement for medical care. Chiropractors do not prescribe medicine and do not do surgery.
Good to know
Chiropractic care is a first point of contact. Helps identify the right service at the right time for the right patient.
In addition to pain relief, chiropractic care may also help you:
- manage stress
- prevent injuries during your daily activities such as sports or work
- maintain better posture
- learn how nutrition plays a role in your health