Question: What can a chiropractic physician do for me that another doctor can’t?
Answer: Chiropractic physicians primarily use spinal manipulation and rehabilitation to treat their
patients. They are trained to focus especially on your body’s structural integrity because they understand how
it relates to body function and overall health. Grounded in the science that proper function of our
muscles, nerves, and bones is essential for good health, the therapies that chiropractic physicians employ
are a holistic approach that medical doctors traditionally do not use. Numerous scientific studies have documented the clinical effectiveness of the
Question: Does chiropractic therapy really work?
Answer: Yes. Numerous studies have proven that chiropractic treatment is clinically effective
and cost-effective for acute and chronic low-back and neck conditions, as well as other conditions such as headaches, disc herniations, disc ruptures, arm and leg pain, and rib pains.
Question: What other types of health problems can chiropractic treatment help?
Answer: many conditions respond to chiropractic treatment.
The most common, however, include back and neck pain, headache pain, sports injuries,
posture problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, whiplash, and work-related injuries to the spine.
Question: What does a chiropractic physician do to find my problem?
Answer: Chiropractic physicians are trained in standard diagnostic methods and will use physical,
orthopedic, neurological, and laboratory examinations to evaluate your problem. X-rays may be used
to evaluate the spine, bones, and joints for possible abnormalities or pathologies and to analyze
spinal curvatures for posture balance. We may also use special imaging techniques such as MRI, CT,
or bone scans to rule out disease or to evaluate disc lesions in the spine.
Question: What therapies do chiropractic physicians use?
Answer: Chiropractic physicians may use manual and physical therapies including manipulation
of the spine and joints of the arms and legs. Supportive therapies may also include massage,
myofascial release, and therapeutic modalities such as ultrasound, electric stimulation and
diathermy. Rehabilitative measures are often used such as specific corrective exercises to stabilize your problem.