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chiropractic is the largest natural health care profession in the
Developed over 100 years ago, this conservative, drug-free,
approach to optimal health is based on the premise that the
between the body's structure and function is a significant factor in
focuses primarily on the integrity of the nervous system. Maintaining
structure allows the functions of the body to be in balance and allows
your natural healing ability to flourish.
of strength. . .
function may interfere with nerve function in your body, causing not
back pain, but possibly other types of health problems. Your spine is
to support your weight and protect your spinal cord, the direct link
your brain and the rest of your body. Since your spine affects the
in all parts of your body, problems in your spine may cause many types
of health problems. Keep in mind that no healing art or specific
has all of the answers to all of the health problems people face.
chiropractic has been successful in many cases where traditional
have failed. If your health problem does not respond to chiropractic
your doctor of chiropractic will refer you to the proper health care
your health. . .
treat patients by using manual adjustments to parts of the body,
the spine. A chiropractic adjustment is a specific manipulation of the
spinal vertebrae or other areas that have abnormal movement patterns or
are not functioning properly. These abnormal patterns are often
to as subluxations.
usually performed by hand and are gentle, precise maneuvers that
special knowledge of anatomy, as well as manual skill and dexterity.
doctor of chiropractic tailors her/his adjustments to fit each specific
patient's unique needs.
Stay on the
healthy path with chiropractic care. . .
road to a
healthy life includes maintaining your body's natural healing ability
practicing preventive health care. Chiropractic is a WHOLE PERSON
to health care that targets the cause of the problems, rather than just
the symptoms. Regular chiropractic care, along with good nutrition,
management, and sufficient exercise can help you become and remain a
human being. Let us help you find
a doctor of chiropractic who fits your needs.
Education & Colleges In the United States, doctors of
are licensed and hold advanced degrees in the area of physical health
A minimum of six years of college study is required to become a doctor
of chiropractic, focusing more on anatomy and physiology than their
counterparts. Additional training is required for certification in
fields such as sports injuries, nutrition, or pediatrics. Currently
that provide accredited chiropractic degree programs.
Although 15 hours
of continuing education are required annually by the state, Colorado
of chiropractic average nearly 50 hours per year.
Since the first official
chiropractic adjustment was performed on September 18, 1895, the
of chiropractic has grown to over 50,000 doctors of chiropractic
in the United States alone. These doctors treat millions of patients
all types of health disorders. In Colorado, there are currently more
1,600 practicing doctors of chiropractic.