What Does a Chicago Chiropractor Do?
Neck pain, back pain, and headaches can all result from injuries to the spine. Stress from tension, anxiety, accidents, overexertion and poor posture are all things that can cause inflammation, injury, or spine and joint degeneration. These changes can happen quickly with an injury or over time with repetitive stress. For these types of spinal injuries as well as muscle injuries, a chiropractor is an excellent choice for patients seeking conservative, drug-free care for their pain.
A chiropractor, or Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), is someone who has completed a nationally accredited, four-year doctoral graduate school program. The program’s curriculum must include a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom and laboratory education as well as a clinical internship, which is generally equivalent to the classroom hours required by allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) medical schools. Further, a chiropractor in Chicago need to have completed the National Board Exam and be licensed to practice by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. To learn about our Chiropractic services and to see if you could be a candidate for chiropractic therapy, contact us today.
Methods of Chiropractic Care Tailored to You
As you may see in your search for a chiropractor to help you, there are many ways chiropractic is practiced and many variations among each type. The majority of Chiropractors you will find use their hands to adjust while some may use various instruments or other approaches. It all depends on the chiropractor’s philosophy. Here are just some of the methods chiropractors use to treat their patients
- Subluxation based: treatment based on the correcting subluxations in the spine or neck only to alleviate pressure on nerves allowing body to express full potential
- Evidenced-based (treatment based on the outcomes of earlier treatment) and Research-based: (treatment based on research done by other chiropractors and professionals in the field)
References and Additional Resources
i Delaney PM, Fernandez CE. Toward an evidence-based model for chiropractic education and practice. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1999;22:114–118.
ii J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med. 2012 Dec 28; 18(1): 75–79. Published online 2012 Sep 3 Ibid.