Chiropractic is evidence based primary healthcare that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of neuromusculoskeletal system disorders. It is the 3rd largest healthcare profession in western society behind medicine and dentistry. Chiropractors use manual therapies to treat, manage and prevent disorders of spine, pelvis nervous system and joints. The official title of those licensed to practice chiropractic care is “Doctor of Chiropractic” or “DC”.
Chiropractors examine, diagnose and formulate treatments plans that are specific each patient. In some cases a chiropractor may request special imaging techniques to support or rule out more serious conditions. Once a diagnosis has been reached a chiropractor will treat the patient using a combination of non-invasive, hands-on therapies; therapeutic exercise prescription; and may provide nutritional, dietary and lifestyle counseling.
From many conditions, such as low back pain, neck pain and headaches, chiropractic care is often the primary method of treatment. In cases where other conditions exist affecting the neuromusculosketal system, chiropractic care is often used to complement or support medical treatment. Chiropractic care frequently used to provide symptomatic relief for chronic conditions, improve athletic performance and for preventative or wellness purposes.
Most Extended Health Insurance provides coverage for chiropractic care – ask your provider for details.
Doctors of Chiropractic in BC are licensed and regulated though the College of Chiropractors of British Columbia