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What is chiropractic care?
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
How long will I need chiropractic care?
Will adjustments make my spine loose?
What if chiropractic doesn’t work?
Can I adjust myself?
Is it OK to see a chiropractor if I'm pregnant?
What causes the popping sound during an adjustment?
Does chiropractic cure cancer or other diseases?
What is a subluxation?
Why do chiropractors take x-rays?
Do infants and children need chiropractic care?
Am I too old for chiropractic?
Is chiropractic safe?
Can a person with previous back surgery see a chiropractor?
Do I have a slipped disk?
What type of education do chiropractic doctors receive?


  • What type of education do chiropractic doctors receive?

    Doctors of Chiropractic are well educated. Chiropractic education and medical education are similar in many respects and different in others. Chiropractors do not prescribe drugs or perform surgery and medical doctors do not correct vertebral subluxations. Doctors of Chiropractic, like medical doctors, have studied subjects such as anatomy, physiology, radiology and physical/clinical diagnosis along with many others. Chiropractic training often devotes more hours than medical training to anatomy, neurology, x-ray, diagnosis, orthopedics, biomechanics, nutrition, diet and of course spinal analysis and adjusting techniques.

    After graduation as a Doctor of Chiropractic, each candidate must pass a demanding four part National Board Examination. In Wisconsin, Doctors of Chiropractic must also have earned a bachelors degree and passed a state board Physical Therapy exam. Upon completion of the above, Doctors of Chiropractic must then pass a more difficult test administered by the Chiropractic Examining Board before they can practice in the state of Wisconsin.

    In reality, a chiropractor’s education never ends. Most doctors complete regular postgraduate instruction for license renewal and to stay current on the latest research and adjustment techniques.