Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches.
Doctors of Chiropractic – often referred to as chiropractors or chiropractic physicians – practice a drug-free, hands-on approach to health care that includes patient examination, diagnosis and treatment. Chiropractors have broad diagnostic skills and are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, as well as to provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
Many doctors have additional training, degrees or certifications that broaden the scope of their practices. The doctors at Performance Chiropractic hold degrees, licenses and certifications in Athletic Training, Sports Chiropractic and Strength and Conditioning.
For more general information about chiropractic care and the profession in general, visit the American Chiropractic Association.