Starting with a conservative approach to health care such as chiropractic before moving on to riskier treatments makes sense. More than 27 million Americans visit a doctor of chiropractic each year for safe, effective and lasting relief from back pain, neck pain and headaches, as well as advice on healthy living and injury prevention.
Most patients do not know what to expect at their first appointment with a doctor of chiropractic. Chiropractors start with taking a patient’s history and then a physical examination to make a working diagnosis. Imaging or lab tests may be used to make a diagnosis in addition, such as MRI, CT scan or X-ray. DCs will […]
Educational and licensing requirements for doctors of chiropractic (DCs) are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions. DCs are educated in nationally accredited, four-year doctoral graduate school programs through a curriculum that includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical internship, with the average DC program equivalent in […]