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Chiropractors What Are They?

Updated on April 7, 2010

For many people they have heard of a chiropractor and often refer to them as the back crackers or doctors that deal with the bones. A chiropractor though is much more than a back cracker and is actually a highly trained medical professional who treats many different health problems that deal with muscloskeletal problems, nerve damage, and other general health issues. Many times though you will see a chiropractor mainly treating people with headaches, back injuries, or neck problems.

Chiropractors care for the most issues with the spine and provide numerous people with relief of the pain that they have in their back without them having to go underneath the surgical knife. Many of the spinal conditions that the chiropractor will treat dealing with the spine has some sort of impact on the nervous system as welll which is why you have the back pain and why you went to the chiropractor in the first place!

If you are considering becoming a chiropractor or are going to be visiting one soon or just curious about what they do you will notice that they are highly observant and many times they will even keep an eye on you when you are walking back to the assessment room to see how you are walking and if you are favoring one side. So unlike some of the other doctos that just see you in the treatment room and have someone else bring you back the chiropractor for the most part will bring you back to the treatment room themselves so that they can observe your gait and see what kind of treatment you might need to help you return to a normal walk or alleviate your other problems. You will also notice that your chiropractor will have quite a bit of physical strength so that they can adjust your spine as needed.

One thing that you will notice though is that the chiropractor will give you natural treatment that doesn't involve the use of medications or surgery. The chiropractic care is a great option for many of us that do not like having to take medication on a daily basis or do not want to have surgery. So if you are like many of us that have that fear of surgery on your spine then chiropractic care could be a great option for you to utilize to help you alleviate your pain without having to worry about surgery taking up time or causing more damage.

A chiropractor is a doctor so you can be sure that you will have paperwork to fill out and you might have to under go some test that will let the chiropractor know what is going on in your body. So it might not be out of the question for your chiropractor to send you to get some X rays taken or an MRI so that they can provide you with the best possible treatment. However, a chiropractor is a great doctor to go see if you are like many of us that have a fear of surgery on our spine or just do not want to become dependent on the pharmacy to help us get rid of our pain.


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      6 years ago from Los angeles CA

      Very useful hub. Keep it up.

    • Isabellas profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Ohio

      I agree with you 100% Daddy Paul. My husband sees a Chiropractor for his back injury and we are both convinced that is what keeps him walking because of the wonderful treatment that he gets from his chiropractor.

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      Daddy Paul 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      Nice hub

      I must say going to a chiropractor has allowed me to run for the first time in 10 years. I used to think they were hogwash. Now I am a believer.


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