About Chiropractic

Purpose of Chiropractic

The purpose of chiropractic is to provide a first health care contact for wellness and the optimization of health.

Chiropractic Defined

Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery. The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. In addition, Doctors of chiropractic recognize the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with other health care practitioners when in the best interest of the patient.

What is a Subluxation? A subluxation is a complex of functional and/or structural and/or pathological articular changes that compromise neural integrity and may influence organ system function and general health. A subluxation is evaluated, diagnosed, and managed through the use of chiropractic procedures based on the best available rational and empirical evidence.

Chiropractic Education

After undergraduate study, chiropractic students earn a four-year doctorate degree with classroom and laboratory work in basic clinical sciences, physical examination, diagnosis and differential diagnosis, x-ray, and interpretation of laboratory blood work and other treatment procedures.  Clinical education includes a year-long internship overseen by a licensed doctor of chiropractic on patients with various clinical presentations using manipulation as their primary clinical procedure.

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