Frequently Asked Questions About Chiropractic Care

1. QUESTION : Are Doctors of Chiropractic "real doctors" ANSWER : Doctors of Chiropractic have at least six years of highly specialized college training and are required to graduate from an accredited Chiropractic College and gain licensure.  According to the Center for Studies in Health Policy, the studies taken by Doctors of Chiropractic and medical doctors show that the average number of hours required to graduate with that degree are Doctor of Chiropractic 1,420 hours of education and the medical degree 1,200 of education.

2. QUESTION: What is a vertebral subluxation?  ANSWER:  An interference of the nervous system due to a misalignment and/or abnormal motion of spinal vertebra which causes improper communication with associated organs, muscles, and tissues of the body. 

3. QUESTION: Why do children need chiropractic care? ANSWER: The answer is simple. Your child lives a tramatic life.  Think about a small child learning to walk and the number of times she sits down hard.  Think about the bicycle wrecks, the tree climbing or simply carrying around a school backpack. All of these things and more contribute to spinal problems called subluxations and the need for early adjustmets.