What Do Chiropractors Do?

Simply put, chiropractors CHANGE LIVES.

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.

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.

Career opportunities include solo practice, associate doctor, wellness center team member, sports team chiropractor, fitness facility chiropractor, and educator/administratorEmployment prospects are good.

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. Read more about chiropractic at the Department of Labor.

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Why Be A Doctor of Chiropractic?

Dr. Tapiwa Chiwawa, '10

Tapiwa Chiwawa, D.C., ’10
Harare, Zimbabwe

What I understood chiropractic to be was to adjust by hand. And I always pictured myself in a setting where if the only tools I would have at hand would be my hands, I would still be able to help people. Read more…

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