A DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTIC (DC) AND A MEDICAL DOCTOR (MD) WHILE DIFFERENT, HAVE BOTH RECEIVED A DEGREE FROM A GOVERNMENT ACCREDITED MEDICAL SCHOOL OR CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE AND ARE LICENSED TO PRACTICE.
If you have broken bones; bleeding from an accident; suffering from serious infection or physical anomalies, you need the emergency medical treatment of an MD.
But if you have chronic pain/fatigue/poor health; or an interest in wellness, you may want the natural healing and wellness expertise of a DC.
Educational requirements for today’s Chiropractor are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions.
To become a Doctor of Chiropractic, prospective chiropractors must complete a minimum of 3 years of undergraduate studies at a University with a strong emphasis on the basic sciences followed by another 5 years (or the equivalent) of studies at a University for the Doctor of Chiropractic Degree.
The studies for the Chiropractic program include (not restricted to):
Chiropractic Philosophy and Practice
Clinical Chiropractic Practice
Chiropractic Adjusting Techniques
Diagnosis and Patient Management
Anatomy & Physiology
Radiography & Xray Physics
Rehabilitation & Physio Therapy
Pediatric & Geriatric Care
Psychology & Sociology
Chiropractors not only help you get to the cause of your pain, but help you look after your spine through expert care and lifestyle advice.