- Chiropractors, also referred to as chiropractic doctors, believe
that many health problems are linked directly to problems of the
muscular, nervous and skeletal systems.
- Chiropractors take a holistic approach when treating their
patients. They use natural, drugless, non-surgical health care and rely
on the body’s ability to heal itself.
- By using manipulations concentrated on the spinal column and
the vertebras, chiropractors try to alleviate any stresses that may be
affecting the nervous system.
- Chiropractors take the patient’s medical history; conduct
physical, neurological and orthopedic examinations; and may order
laboratory tests and x-rays.
- Chiropractors work in private practice, hospitals, health maintenance organizations (HMO’s), and chiropractic colleges.
- Newly licensed chiropractors can set up a new practice,
purchase an established one, or enter into partnership with an
- They also may take a salaried position with an established chiropractor, a group practice, or a healthcare facility.
- Employment outlook is expected to increase in the next ten years.
- About half of chiropractors work in a solo practice.