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Chiropractic is a health care profession. Chiropractors perform adjustments (manipulations) to the spine or other parts of the body. The goal is to correct alignment problems, ease pain, and support the body's natural ability to heal itself. They may also use other treatments including

  • Heat and ice
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Rehabilitative and general exercise
  • Counseling about diet, weight loss, and other lifestyle factors
  • Dietary supplements

Many people visit chiropractors for treatment of low back pain, neck pain, and headaches.

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  1. Chiropractic (National Library of Medicine)  
    Chiropractic is a health care profession. Chiropractors perform adjustments (manipulations) to the spine or other parts of ...
  2. History of Chiropractic Care (American Chiropractic Association)  
    History of Chiropractic Care The roots of chiropractic care can be traced all the way back to the beginning of recorded ... maladies in future years. Education of Doctors of Chiropractic Doctors of chiropractic must complete four to five ...
  3. Chiropractic Research (American Chiropractic Association)  
    Chiropractic Research A growing list of research studies and reviews demonstrate that the services provided by chiropractic ... 2002), American Journal of Public Health Popularity of Chiropractic “Chiropractic is the largest, most regulated, and best ...
  4. What Is Chiropractic? (American Chiropractic Association)  
    What is Chiropractic? Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal ...
  5. Chiropractic: An Introduction From the National Institutes of Health (National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine)  
    ... like”). . Top If You Are Thinking About Seeking Chiropractic Care Ask about the chiropractor’s education and licensure. ...
  6. ... features on this page, please enable JavaScript. Could Chiropractic Manipulation of Your Neck Trigger a Stroke? American ... 2014) Thursday, August 7, 2014 Related MedlinePlus Pages Chiropractic Stroke THURSDAY, Aug. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Getting ...
  7. Your First Chiropractic Visit (American Chiropractic Association) - PDF  
    ... 2007 Healthy Living Patient Information from the American Chiropractic Association Your First Chiropractic Visit Healthy Living Your First Chiropractic Visit Many ...
  8. American Chiropractic Association (American Chiropractic Association)  
    ... site that best applies to you: Doctor of Chiropractic (Member) Doctor of Chiropractic (Non-Member) Student Patient/Visitor Do not show ... Healthcare/Optum Lawsuit Start planning now for National Chiropractic Health Month Public Health Resources for DCs NCLC ...
  9. Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) ... Chiropractic care dates back to 1895. The name comes from the Greek word meaning "done by hand." ... traced back to the beginning of recorded time. Chiropractic was developed by Daniel David Palmer, a self- ...
  10. Chiropractic: A Safe Treatment Option (American Chiropractic Association)  
    Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the ... or legs, headaches, and other neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment ...
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