Great, big, wide healthcare world – Chiropractor

January 19, 2015

What is chiropractic medicine?

Doctors of chiropractic frequently treat individuals with neuromusculoskeletal complaints, such as headaches, joint pain, neck pain, low back pain and sciatica. Chiropractors also treat patients with osteoarthritis, spinal disk conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, sprains, and strains. However, the scope of conditions that Doctors of chiropractic manage or provide care for is not limited to neuromusculoskeletal disorders. Chiropractors have the training to treat a variety of non-neuromusculoskeletal conditions such as: allergies, asthma, digestive disorders, otitis media (non-suppurative) and other disorders as new research is developed. (ACAtoday.org)

What’s the path to becoming a chiropractor?

4 years of pre-medical undergraduate college education, including courses in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, psychology and related lab work and 4 -5 years of chiropractic school, followed by obtaining state licensure.

How many accredited chiropractic colleges are there? Where are they located?

There are 18 schools with locations across the country.

http://www.acatoday.org/content_css.cfm?CID=32

How do I learn more?

http://www.acatoday.org/students/index.cfm

Resources

American Chiropractic Association