What is Chiropractic?

What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a healthcare profession that specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of neuromusculoskeletal (NMS) disorders, and the effects that these disorders have on a person’s overall health.

The focus is on manual treatment, including spinal and joint manipulations, and soft-tissue techniques.

The approach used in chiropractic care is both preventive and curative. The aim is not only to relieve pain, but also to prevent symptoms and pain from occurring as a result of the poor functioning of the spine or other joints, muscles, and nerves.

Chiropractic care can be adapted to all types of clientele, from newborns to seniors. Chiropractors help people enjoy life to its fullest by treating conditions and optimizing the functioning of the neuromusculoskeletal system.

Source: https://www.ordredeschiropraticiens.ca/en/chiropractic/what-is-chiropractic/

Q: Are Chiropractors doctors?
A: Yes, Chiropractors are doctors. Just like a dentist is a doctor

Q: How many years of university training do chiropractors have?
A: in Quebec, chiropractic doctors have 5 years of university training to do before they become doctors.

Q: How many chiropractic schools are there in Canada?
A: There are 2 chiropractic school. One of them is a university department at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. The other one is a private college in Toronto.

Q: Can chiropractic doctors prescribe X-rays?
A: Yes, chiropractic doctors can prescribe X-rays to help them diagnose conditions specific to their field of practice.

Q: What age group is chiropractic care most beneficial for?
A: Any age group, anyone with a spine!