What training does a chiropractor have?
Doctors of chiropractic (also known as chiropractors) are well educated and trained in their field and have similar education requirements to those of medical doctors and physical therapists. Chiropractic training is the third largest doctoral level health care profession after medicine and dentistry. Your chiropractor mastered the science of anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, biomechanics, X-ray techniques and spinal adjusting methods.
A certified chiropractic sports practitioner (CCSP) focuses on sports injuries. Many programs offer a comprehensive curriculum of rigorous classroom and clinical experience. The American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians also accredits many programs.
How does chiropractic care help?
Chiropractic care is an important tool to help you get back to enjoying the things you love. Going beyond reducing pain, a spinal adjustment enhances the ability for the nervous system to function optimally. As important as proper nutrition and exercise, a healthy nervous system is crucial to one’s health. Since the nervous system controls nearly every function, chiropractic is a vital part of any health routine.
How long should my treatment last?
People who feel better usually do so after just a few visits, and more visits may not be needed. Each treatment program is developed by the chiropractor to specifically fit the patient’s needs.
Do spinal adjustments hurt?
Most patients report not experiencing any discomfort in the process of the adjustment. The likelihood of initial soreness or increased pain after a chiropractic adjustment is similar to that of starting an exercise program.