What is Chiropractic Medicine?
Chiropractic medicine is a complementary health care approach that uses hands-on, drug free techniques to reduce the effects of musculoskeletal and neurological disorders on general health. Chiropractic may be used to treat conditions and symptoms ranging from headaches to back pain and joint conditions. Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) may commonly be referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians. They must receive a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from a college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education and be licensed by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Policies regulating the practice of chiropractic vary individually by each state.