Last Update: Dec 7, 2015
In much the same way that medical physicians are specially trained in the use of medications and surgery, today's doctor of chiropractic has received specialty training in conservative health care, nutrition and exercise. Taking a Natural First approach, chiropractic physicians have become leading authorities in spinal care, sports medicine, soft tissue injuries, nutrition, rehabilitation, advanced imaging and holistic medicine.
Perhaps the greatest inventor in world history, Thomas Edison, saw this day coming when he said:
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease."
Chiropractic methods and treatments are greatly supported in the medical literature for common conditions including back pain, sciatic pain, neck pain, and headaches. Chiropractic's original philosophy of optimizing nervous system function through the adjustment of nerve-irritating spinal subluxations has given researchers reason to investigate other conditions including asthma, ear infections, allergies and migraines.
Today's chiropractic physician is highly educated and very passionate about helping you recover from injury and regaining your highest level of health. As a result of the undeniable evidence on chiropractic outcomes and cost-effectiveness, American chiropractic physicians have gained acceptance with most insurance companies including Medicare.
**Article was taken from Illinois Chiropratic Society.