WHAT IS CHIROPRACTIC?
Chiropractic is a health care profession focusing on disorders of the nervous system, musculoskeletal system and the effects these disorders have on general health. Chiropractic care is most often used to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, headaches, repetitive strain injuries, migraine, lumbago, sciatica and neuralgia. However, many people, especially athletes, are using chiropractic for preventative therapy and to increase their performance.
Doctors of Chiropractic often referred to as Chiropractors, are primary health care professionals practising a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis, treatment and referrals. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counselling. Chiropractors must undergo a stringent 5-year degree with a large practical focus and licensing as governed by individual countries laws.
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