Chiropractic medicine is a form of natural health care that focuses on treating a patient without the use of drugs or medicines. Chiropractors frequently treat individuals with problems, such as headaches, joint pain, neck pain, low back pain and Sciatica. Doctors of Chiropractic, more commonly known as chiropractors, are primary health care providers licensed in all 50 states, and are recognized by governmental health care programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Workers' Compensation programs and more. Every year, more than 30 million Americans see chiropractors as part of their regular health care programs. With over 84,000 licensed chiropractors nationwide and more than 10,000 students currently enrolled in chiropractic school, it is the fastest growing health care profession.
Chiropractic adjustment rarely causes discomfort. However, patients may sometimes experience mild soreness or aching following treatment (as with some forms of exercise) that usually resolves within 12 to 48 hours. While there is no single explanation for why Chiropractic care works, there is a culmination of factors that contribute to overall improvement in your health.