Q: What conditions do chiropractors treat? A: Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions.  DCs are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches…particularly with their highly skilled  manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. They also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, involving the muscles, ligaments and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury. The benefits of chiropractic care extend to general health issues, as well, since our body

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Q: What conditions do chiropractors treat? A: Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions.  DCs are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with back pain, neck pain and headaches…particularly with their highly skilled  manipulations or chiropractic adjustments. They also care for patients with a wide range of injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, involving the muscles, ligaments and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain and dysfunction distant to the region of injury. The benefits of chiropractic care extend to general health issues, as well, since our body

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There are 77,000 Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) in the United States who are required to pass a series of four national board exams1  and be state licensed.2   Roughly another 3,000 DCs work in academic and management roles. There are approximately 10,000 chiropractic students3  in 18 nationally accredited, chiropractic doctoral graduate education programs4  across the United States with 2,500 Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) entering the workforce every year.5  An estimated 40,000 chiropractic assistants (CAs)6  are in clinical7  and business management roles for chiropractic practices across the United States. It is estimated that Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) treat over 27 million Americans (adults and children) annually.8 Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) are educated

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There are 77,000 Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) in the United States who are required to pass a series of four national board exams1  and be state licensed.2   Roughly another 3,000 DCs work in academic and management roles. There are approximately 10,000 chiropractic students3  in 18 nationally accredited, chiropractic doctoral graduate education programs4  across the United States with 2,500 Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) entering the workforce every year.5  An estimated 40,000 chiropractic assistants (CAs)6  are in clinical7  and business management roles for chiropractic practices across the United States. It is estimated that Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) treat over 27 million Americans (adults and children) annually.8 Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) are educated

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A growing list of research stuinjured and reviews demonstrate that the services provided by chiropractic physicians are both safe and effective.  Following are excerpts and summaries from a few of those stuinjured. The evidence strongly supports the natural, whole-body and cost-effective approach of chiropractic for a variety of conditions. For Acute and Chronic Pain “Many treatments are available for low back pain. Often exercises and physical therapy can help. Some people benefit from chiropractic therapy or acupuncture.” Goodman et al. (2013), Journal of the American Medical Association   “[Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy] in conjunction with [standard medical care] offers a significant advantage for decreasing pain and improving physical functioning when compared with

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A growing list of research stuinjured and reviews demonstrate that the services provided by chiropractic physicians are both safe and effective.  Following are excerpts and summaries from a few of those stuinjured. The evidence strongly supports the natural, whole-body and cost-effective approach of chiropractic for a variety of conditions. For Acute and Chronic Pain “Many treatments are available for low back pain. Often exercises and physical therapy can help. Some people benefit from chiropractic therapy or acupuncture.” Goodman et al. (2013), Journal of the American Medical Association   “[Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy] in conjunction with [standard medical care] offers a significant advantage for decreasing pain and improving physical functioning when compared with

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Educational  and licensing requirements for doctors of chiropractic (DCs) are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions. DCs are educated in nationally accredited, four-year doctoral graduate school programs  through a curriculum that includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical internship,  with the average DC program equivalent in classroom hours to allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) medical schools. They are designated as physician-level providers in the vast majority of states and federal Medicare program. The essential services provided by DCs are also available in federal health delivery systems, including those administered by Medicaid, the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, Federal Employees Health

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Educational  and licensing requirements for doctors of chiropractic (DCs) are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions. DCs are educated in nationally accredited, four-year doctoral graduate school programs  through a curriculum that includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical internship,  with the average DC program equivalent in classroom hours to allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) medical schools. They are designated as physician-level providers in the vast majority of states and federal Medicare program. The essential services provided by DCs are also available in federal health delivery systems, including those administered by Medicaid, the U.S. Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense, Federal Employees Health

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Many new patients are not sure what to expect during their first appointment with a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC). Chiropractors start by taking a patient’s history and then performing a physical examination to develop a working diagnosis. Imaging or lab tests (such as MRI, CT scan or X-ray) may be used to confirm a diagnosis. The combination of the history, exam, and diagnostic stuinjured will enable your doctor of chiropractic to reach a diagnosis, which will help him or her to determine whether chiropractic services are appropriate for your condition. If your doctor determines you would be more appropriately managed or co-managed by another health care professional, he or she will make the

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Many new patients are not sure what to expect during their first appointment with a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC). Chiropractors start by taking a patient’s history and then performing a physical examination to develop a working diagnosis. Imaging or lab tests (such as MRI, CT scan or X-ray) may be used to confirm a diagnosis. The combination of the history, exam, and diagnostic stuinjured will enable your doctor of chiropractic to reach a diagnosis, which will help him or her to determine whether chiropractic services are appropriate for your condition. If your doctor determines you would be more appropriately managed or co-managed by another health care professional, he or she will make the

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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 services are used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. What is a Doctor of Chiropractic? Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a hands-on, drug-free approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, injuredtary and lifestyle counseling. Doctors

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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 services are used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches. What is a Doctor of Chiropractic? Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a hands-on, drug-free approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, injuredtary and lifestyle counseling. Doctors

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It is estimated that, annually, doctors of chiropractic (DCs) treat more than 30 million Americans (adults and children). DCs are licensed to practice in all 50 states and the District of Columbia–and in many nations around the world–and undergo a rigorous education in the healing sciences at institutions accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. A growing list of research stuinjured and reviews demonstrate that the services provided by chiropractic physicians are both safe and effective. The evidence strongly supports the natural, whole-body and cost-effective approach of chiropractic services for a variety of conditions.. Chiropractic services are included in most health insurance plans, including major medical plans, workers’ compensation, Medicare, some

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It is estimated that, annually, doctors of chiropractic (DCs) treat more than 30 million Americans (adults and children). DCs are licensed to practice in all 50 states and the District of Columbia–and in many nations around the world–and undergo a rigorous education in the healing sciences at institutions accredited by the U.S. Department of Education. A growing list of research stuinjured and reviews demonstrate that the services provided by chiropractic physicians are both safe and effective. The evidence strongly supports the natural, whole-body and cost-effective approach of chiropractic services for a variety of conditions.. Chiropractic services are included in most health insurance plans, including major medical plans, workers’ compensation, Medicare, some

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Chiropractic care is available to members of the armed forces at more than 40 military bases in the U.S., and at nearly 30veteran’s administration medical facilities. The U.S. Congress has authorized that certain chiropractic services for all Americans be covered by Medicare and Medicaid. Federal employees have chiropractic coverage in the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program and in the Federal Employee Worker’s Compensation Program. Chiropractic treatment is a covered benefit in virtually all traditional insurance policies. In fact, according to some reports, as many as 87 percent of all insured American workers have coverage for chiropractic services in their health care plans. All 50 states have authorized the provision of chiropractic care under state workers’ compensation laws. Chiropractic services are

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Chiropractic care is available to members of the armed forces at more than 40 military bases in the U.S., and at nearly 30veteran’s administration medical facilities. The U.S. Congress has authorized that certain chiropractic services for all Americans be covered by Medicare and Medicaid. Federal employees have chiropractic coverage in the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program and in the Federal Employee Worker’s Compensation Program. Chiropractic treatment is a covered benefit in virtually all traditional insurance policies. In fact, according to some reports, as many as 87 percent of all insured American workers have coverage for chiropractic services in their health care plans. All 50 states have authorized the provision of chiropractic care under state workers’ compensation laws. Chiropractic services are

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Although chiropractors care for more than just back pain, many patients visit chiropractors looking for relief from this pervasive condition.  In fact, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time.1 A few interesting facts about back pain: Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010. One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.2 Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work.  In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. Most cases of back pain are mechanical

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Although chiropractors care for more than just back pain, many patients visit chiropractors looking for relief from this pervasive condition.  In fact, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time.1 A few interesting facts about back pain: Low back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the Global Burden of Disease 2010. One-half of all working Americans admit to having back pain symptoms each year.2 Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work.  In fact, back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office, outnumbered only by upper-respiratory infections. Most cases of back pain are mechanical

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In developing benefit plans and reporting inappropriate actions of insurers, the patient is often the most effective advocate.  The main area of oversight of Departments of Insurance around the country is to protect the consumer (the patient).  Employers have a vested interest in ensuring the health and safety of their employees.  The ACA has developed resources to assist patients in advocating for appropriate care and putting a stop to unfair insurer practices which put patients at risk.  Listed below are methods by which you, the patient, can advocate for yourself.  Increasing/Requesting Chiropractic Benefits If you have no chiropractic coverage through your health plan or are interested in requesting an increase in

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In developing benefit plans and reporting inappropriate actions of insurers, the patient is often the most effective advocate.  The main area of oversight of Departments of Insurance around the country is to protect the consumer (the patient).  Employers have a vested interest in ensuring the health and safety of their employees.  The ACA has developed resources to assist patients in advocating for appropriate care and putting a stop to unfair insurer practices which put patients at risk.  Listed below are methods by which you, the patient, can advocate for yourself.  Increasing/Requesting Chiropractic Benefits If you have no chiropractic coverage through your health plan or are interested in requesting an increase in

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The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) receives many questions about chiropractic.  Below are answers to the most commonly asked questions. What conditions do chiropractors treat? How do I select a doctor of chiropractic? Does chiropractic treatment require a referral from an MD? Is chiropractic treatment safe? Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children? Are chiropractors allowed to practice in hospitals or use medical outpatient facilities? Do insurance plans cover chiropractic? What type of education and training do chiropractors have? How is a chiropractic adjustment performed? Is chiropractic treatment ongoing? Why is there a popping sound when a joint is adjusted? What conditions do chiropractors treat? Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of

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The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) receives many questions about chiropractic.  Below are answers to the most commonly asked questions. What conditions do chiropractors treat? How do I select a doctor of chiropractic? Does chiropractic treatment require a referral from an MD? Is chiropractic treatment safe? Is chiropractic treatment appropriate for children? Are chiropractors allowed to practice in hospitals or use medical outpatient facilities? Do insurance plans cover chiropractic? What type of education and training do chiropractors have? How is a chiropractic adjustment performed? Is chiropractic treatment ongoing? Why is there a popping sound when a joint is adjusted? What conditions do chiropractors treat? Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of

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Educational requirements for doctors of chiropractic are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions. The typical applicant at a chiropractic college has already acquired nearly four years of pre-medical undergraduate college education, including courses in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, psychology and related lab work. Once accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, the requirements become even more demanding — four to five academic years of professional study are the standard. Because of the hands-on nature of chiropractic, and the intricate adjusting techniques, a significant portion of time is spent in clinical training. Doctors of chiropractic — who are licensed to practice in all 50 states, the

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Educational requirements for doctors of chiropractic are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions. The typical applicant at a chiropractic college has already acquired nearly four years of pre-medical undergraduate college education, including courses in biology, inorganic and organic chemistry, physics, psychology and related lab work. Once accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, the requirements become even more demanding — four to five academic years of professional study are the standard. Because of the hands-on nature of chiropractic, and the intricate adjusting techniques, a significant portion of time is spent in clinical training. Doctors of chiropractic — who are licensed to practice in all 50 states, the

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A growing list of research stuinjured and reviews demonstrate that the services provided by chiropractic physicians are both safe and effective.  Following are excerpts and summaries from a few of the more recent stuinjured. The evidence strongly supports the natural, whole-body and cost-effective approach of chiropractic care for a variety of conditions. For Acute and Chronic Pain “Many treatments are available for low back pain. Often exercises and physical therapy can help. Some people benefit from chiropractic therapy or acupuncture.” —Goodman et al. (2013), Journal of the American Medical Association   “[Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy] in conjunction with [standard medical care] offers a significant advantage for decreasing pain and improving physical functioning when compared with only standard

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A growing list of research stuinjured and reviews demonstrate that the services provided by chiropractic physicians are both safe and effective.  Following are excerpts and summaries from a few of the more recent stuinjured. The evidence strongly supports the natural, whole-body and cost-effective approach of chiropractic care for a variety of conditions. For Acute and Chronic Pain “Many treatments are available for low back pain. Often exercises and physical therapy can help. Some people benefit from chiropractic therapy or acupuncture.” —Goodman et al. (2013), Journal of the American Medical Association   “[Chiropractic Manipulative Therapy] in conjunction with [standard medical care] offers a significant advantage for decreasing pain and improving physical functioning when compared with only standard

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The roots of chiropractic care can be traced all the way back to the beginning of recorded time. Writings from China and Greece written in 2700 B.C. and 1500 B.C. mention spinal manipulation and the maneuvering of the lower extremities to ease low back pain. Hippocrates, the Greek physician, who lived from 460 to 357 B.C., also published texts detailing the importance of chiropractic care. In one of his writings he declares, “Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases”. In the United States, the practice of spinal manipulation began gaining momentum in the late nineteenth century. In 1895, Daniel David Palmer founded the Chiropractic profession

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The roots of chiropractic care can be traced all the way back to the beginning of recorded time. Writings from China and Greece written in 2700 B.C. and 1500 B.C. mention spinal manipulation and the maneuvering of the lower extremities to ease low back pain. Hippocrates, the Greek physician, who lived from 460 to 357 B.C., also published texts detailing the importance of chiropractic care. In one of his writings he declares, “Get knowledge of the spine, for this is the requisite for many diseases”. In the United States, the practice of spinal manipulation began gaining momentum in the late nineteenth century. In 1895, Daniel David Palmer founded the Chiropractic profession

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Chiropractic care is available to members of the armed forces at more than 40 military bases in the U.S., and at nearly 30veteran’s administration medical facilities. The U.S. Congress has authorized that certain chiropractic services for all Americans be covered by Medicare and Medicaid. Federal employees have chiropractic coverage in the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program and in the Federal Employee Worker’s Compensation Program. Chiropractic treatment is a covered benefit in virtually all traditional insurance policies. In fact, according to some reports, as many as 87 percent of all insured American workers have coverage for chiropractic services in their health care plans. All 50 states have authorized the provision of chiropractic care under state workers’ compensation laws. Chiropractic services are

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Chiropractic care is available to members of the armed forces at more than 40 military bases in the U.S., and at nearly 30veteran’s administration medical facilities. The U.S. Congress has authorized that certain chiropractic services for all Americans be covered by Medicare and Medicaid. Federal employees have chiropractic coverage in the Federal Employee Health Benefit Program and in the Federal Employee Worker’s Compensation Program. Chiropractic treatment is a covered benefit in virtually all traditional insurance policies. In fact, according to some reports, as many as 87 percent of all insured American workers have coverage for chiropractic services in their health care plans. All 50 states have authorized the provision of chiropractic care under state workers’ compensation laws. Chiropractic services are

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In developing benefit plans and reporting inappropriate actions of insurers, the patient is often the most effective advocate.  The main area of oversight of Departments of Insurance around the country is to protect the consumer (the patient). Employers have a vested interest in ensuring the health and safety of their employees. ACA has developed resources to assist patients in advocating for appropriate care and putting a stop to unfair insurer practices which put patients at risk. Increasing/Requesting Chiropractic Benefits If you have no chiropractic coverage through your health plan or are interested in requesting an increase in your chiropractic benefits, contact  human resources.  You should inquire when determinations regarding health benefits

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In developing benefit plans and reporting inappropriate actions of insurers, the patient is often the most effective advocate.  The main area of oversight of Departments of Insurance around the country is to protect the consumer (the patient). Employers have a vested interest in ensuring the health and safety of their employees. ACA has developed resources to assist patients in advocating for appropriate care and putting a stop to unfair insurer practices which put patients at risk. Increasing/Requesting Chiropractic Benefits If you have no chiropractic coverage through your health plan or are interested in requesting an increase in your chiropractic benefits, contact  human resources.  You should inquire when determinations regarding health benefits

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