Chiropractic is generally classified as complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) that focuses on manipulating the musculoskeletal system, especially the spine. Chiropractors may not be doctors, but they are medical providers. Chiropractors are medical professionals who can treat many of the same conditions as your GP, an orthopedic surgeon, a physical therapist, or even a car accident injury doctor. While chiropractors don’t go to medical school or get a medical doctorate, they attend chiropractic school, where they also study the body.
The areas of study are very similar to physicians in that future chiropractors will explore anatomy and physiology, the nervous system, spine, and the diagnosis and interpretation of diagnostic imaging tools. At AICA Orthopedics in Snellville, you can schedule a consultation to meet with a chiropractor and learn more about how chiropractic care will benefit you. All states in the United States require chiropractors to obtain a doctor of chiropractic from a college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE).