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What Is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic is the second largest healing profession in the world. Its approach to human health is based on the premise that the relationship between structure and function in the human body is a significant health factor, and interrelationships between the spinal column and the nervous system contribute to the disease process. CHIROPRACTORS hold that misalignment of spinal vertebrae or irritation of the spinal nerves can alter many important body functions by affecting the nervous system.

Chiropractors/Doctors of Chiropractic take patient histories, conduct physical examinations, diagnose and give treatments for illness and injury. Because of the emphasis on the spine and its position, most Chiropractors use X-rays to help locate the source of patients' difficulties and also to rule out fractures or disease.

Chiropractors do not prescribe drugs or perform surgery. If they discover evidence of disease, injury or condition which is outside their scope of practice, they must refer the patient to an appropriate health care provider.