A chiropractor is a neuromusculoskeletal specialist, focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with back pain, neck pain, and headaches, among other problems. Chiropractors do not use medications or surgery as treatments, but rather utilize natural, hands-on methods tailored to each patient’s needs along with exercise and lifestyle.
Although most cases can be diagnosed through discussion of the problem and physical examination, chiropractors also routinely utilize blood tests, MRI, CAT scans, X-rays, and other diagnostic tests when necessary. Chiropractors also work in cooperation with medical physicians and other practitioners to provide high quality, well-rounded care to each patient.
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