This is a profession that deals with diagnosis and treatment of
musculoskeletal. Chiropractic is considered more of a form of
alternative medicine rather than conventional medicine. Chiropractors do
not attend medical school but attend special chiropractic colleges and
earn a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC).
to become a Chiropractor?
To become a chiropractor one must attend a four year program in a
handful of chiropractor colleges including Life University in the United
States and Canadian Memorial Chiropractic college. Most programs require
a BSc degree preferably in a field of science. A number of applications
choose to earn a degree in kinesiology as their pre-chiropractic degree
as the field closely resembles chiropractic. Tuition for D.C. programs
usually runs between $20,000-$30,000 per year.
type of work do Chiropractors do?
Chiropractors usually treat musculoskeletal conditions including
headaches, back aches and whiplash. They usually work in private offices
sometimes in conjunction with other medical professionals including
family doctors. Most people seek chiropractorsí help on conditions such
as neck and back pain. Chiropractors may be able to relieve pain
secondary to these conditions using spinal or neck manipulations.
Chiropractors usually do not prescribe medications but may use X rays as
a diagnostic tool for various conditions.