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ACC at the WHO conference in Geneva [Watch Video]

Dr. Valerie Bennett, College Advisor on Health Careers [Watch Video]

NAAHP President Greets Chiropractic Colleges and others at 2014 National conference [Watch Video]

Dr. Brian McAulay Elected President of Association of Chiropractic Colleges [Read More]

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Talks Global Health Care Issues with ACC Executive Director David O'Bryon [Read More]

What Is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the body's main structures – the skeleton, the muscles and the nerves – and the patient's health. Chiropractors believe that health can be improved and preserved by making adjustments to these structures, particularly to the spinal column. They do not prescribe drugs or perform surgical procedures, although they do refer patients for these services if they are medically indicated.

Chiropractic has become a well-recognized and highly respected health care field. Chiropractic services are covered by health insurance, including Medicare, and chiropractors are bound by the same regulations and ethics as medical doctors and doctors of osteopathy.

Most patients seek chiropractic care for back pain, neck pain and joint problems. However, many patients choose a chiropractor as their primary care doctor, because they prefer treatment plans that do not rely on medication or surgery.

Because of the emphasis on holistic health care, chiropractic is associated with the field of complementary and alternative medicine.

 
 
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