Your first visit to a chiropractic office will involve filling out a form with the background information about your symptoms, when they started, have you had these symptoms before, prior treatment by other health practitioners. You may be asked to sign a release for your doctor to obtain a copy of your medical records from other practitioners. Some of the symptoms may be related to an injury that occured many years ago. So please be as complete in your history as possible. A minor car accident may not present symptoms for several years. Some of the questions your doctor may ask are: Continue
Numerous studies throughout the world have shown that chiropractic treatment, including manipulative therapy and spinal adjustment, is both safe and effective. Many other studies have shown that chiropractic care can contain costs and get workers back on the job in less time than other treatments.
"...for the management of low-back pain, chiropractic care is the most effective treatment, and it should be fully integrated into the government's health care system." - The Manga Report (1993)
Provided by: The American Chiropractic Association
Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts which is concerned with human health and disease processes. Doctors of Chiropractic are physicians who consider man as an integrated being and give special attention to the physiological and biochemical aspects including structural, spinal, musculoskeletal, neurological, vascular, nutritional, emotional and environmental relationships.
The practice and procedures which may be employed by Doctors of Chiropractic are based on the academic and clinical training received in and through accredited chiropractic colleges and include, but are not limited to, the use of current diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Such procedures specifically include the adjustment and manipulation of the articulations and adjacent tissues of the human body, particularly of the spinal column. Included is the treatment of intersegmental aberrations for alleviation of related functional disorders. Continue