Chiropractic medicine uses hands-on manipulations, also known as adjustments, to relieve pain and other problems in the neuromusculoskeletal system, which includes nerves, bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. A patient might seek chiropractic care for back pain, headaches, muscle tightness, or more general health issues such as inflammation. Chiropractic physicians are trained to assess a patient through examination, laboratory testing, and diagnostic imaging. Because of this, some patients use a chiropractor as their primary care provider.
Suggested undergraduate majors: Biochemistry, Physiology.
Graduate training: Four-year professional program.
American Chiropractic Association: https://www.acatoday.org/ and https://www.acatoday.org/about/history-of-chiropractic/
Association of Chiropractic Colleges (ACC): https://www.chirocolleges.org/ and https://www.chirocolleges.org/prospective-students
Discover Chiropractic: http://www.discoverchiropractic.org/map.html
Please note: this page provides information for current SPU students and does not represent a program that SPU offers.