Unlike standard medical doctors whom you visit when you have a symptom to be treated, chiropractors can offer adjustments to improve spinal alignment and overall well-being before symptoms develop. Because many people are unfamiliar with this type of treatment, many questions often arise. Some of the most common are answered below.

What is chiropractic?

Chiropractic is a drug and surgery free natural treatment option of health care that uses spinal manipulation called adjustments to correct misalignments and restore function to your nervous system using you own body’s inherent ability to heal itself.

What is an adjustment?

The use of the correct amount of force to a specific area of misalignment for correction to the affected area to allow for normal nerve function.

How does chiropractic work?

Chiropractic tools are used to move body parts back into alignment such as a table with a drop piece, an activator, a chiropractor’s hands, or specific techniques for soft tissue mobilization.

Is chiropractic care safe?

Yes, chiropractic is very safe. All chiropractors go to accredited schools and learn the proper way to assess, diagnose, and adjust patients.

What do chiropractic doctors do?

Chiropractic doctors are called chiropractors. Chiropractors specialize in neuromusculoskeleton system disorders. Chiropractors assess, diagnose, and treat conditions of the spine, joints, muscles, and bones using a variety of different techniques and treatments. Based on a specific injury, chiropractors can either adjust or tape a specific part of the body for certain mobility range, stabilization and support, and/or repositioning of the joint, muscle, spine, or bone that is misaligned.

What type of education do chiropractic doctors get?


Chiropractors have a minimum of 4 years of training consisting of at least 90 hours of undergrad course work for a science degree program in a major like biology. Then they attend a program for a Doctor of Chiropractic degree with courses of physiology, anatomy, microbiology, and biochemistry. Once done, they have to complete and pass a National Board test.