What Does a Chiropractor do?
Simply put, chiropractors CHANGE LIVES.
The chiropractic profession is all about serving others to improve their health. Chiropractors take a natural, preventative approach to health care, without the invasive use of drugs or surgery, helping patients achieve good health and function at their optimum capacity.
Chiropractic pays particular attention to the spine and how compromises (called subluxations) can interfere with function and the body’s ability to self-regulate and heal. To do this, chiropractors:
- assess the patient's health
- analyze the spine and the function of the nervous system and
- make adjustments to the spine to help restore proper nerve flow and remove interference.
Misalignments in the vertebrae of the spine can disrupt proper nerve function and lead to decreased performance and health. Chiropractors remove these interferences by gently adjusting the spine. By restoring proper nerve flow, chiropractors help people enjoy more of their full potential for health and optimal performance.
As a doctor of chiropractic, you can:
- Make a difference in your community
- Help people with a natural approach to health
- Promote a healthy lifestyle and disease prevention
- Enhance performance and improve patients' lives
- Be a leader, role model, educator or researcher.
Career opportunities include solo practice, associate doctor, wellness center team member, sports team chiropractor, fitness facility chiropractor, and educator/administrator. Employment prospects are good.