doctor of chiropractic (DC)
Chiropractors diagnose, treat and prevent patients’ neuromuscular-skeletal disorders of the spine, nervous system, pelvis and other body joints by adjusting the spinal column or through other corrective manipulation. Chiropractors are usually in private practice or in clinics with other health practitioners.
Chiropractors perform some or all of the following duties:
Take patients’ case history, conduct examinations, observe patients, and perform X-rays and other tests to diagnose patient’s condition
Diagnose neuromuscular-skeletal disorders of the spinal column, pelvis, extremities and associated tissues
Treat health disorders in a natural manner through adjustments or articular manipulations and complementary treatments such as electrotherapy, acupuncture, heat therapy and massage with special attention given to the spine
Advise patients on alternate treatment modalities such as corrective exercises, posture, lifestyle and nutrition that have positive effects on the spine, joints, muscles and nervous system.
Refer patients for medical care when appropriate.
Source: Canada website