Athletes. Dancers. Office workers who sit for long hours each day. Movers who lift and carry heavy furniture. These are just some of the people who suffer from back- and spine-related injuries. Some consult with medical doctors, but others prefer the expertise of chiropractors because of their overall approach to health.
Chiropractors evaluate and treat a patient’s muscular, nervous, and skeletal systems. They also explore how diet, exercise, environment, and heredity contribute to a patient's pain and injuries.
Chiropractors assess the total health of their patients and use nonsurgical, drug-free treatment methods that include manipulating the spinal column.
Some chiropractors specialize in areas such as sports injuries, pediatrics, or nutrition.
A compassionate, careful, and thoughtful observer as well as a good detective. You’ll need to read between the lines and ask the right questions to understand a patient’s overall health.
Many chiropractors who own their own practice or are part of a group practice take on some of the administrative tasks of running a business.