Scope of Practice

Chiropractors emphasize conservative care without the use of medicines or surgery, with special emphasis on the spine.

Doctors of chiropractic frequently treat individuals with neuromusculoskeletal complaints, such as headaches, joint pain, neck pain, low back pain and sciatica.

Chiropractors also treat patients with osteoarthritis, spinal disk conditions, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, sprains, and strains. However, the scope of conditions that Doctors of chiropractic manage or provide care for is not limited to neuromusculoskeletal disorders.

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Chiropractors treat a variety of non-neuromusculoskeletal conditions such as:

  • allergies
  • asthma
  • digestive disorders
  • otitis media (non-suppurative)
  • other disorders as new research is developed