Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal disorders, particularly those affecting the spine. Chiropractors use a variety of techniques, including spinal adjustments and manipulations, to alleviate pain and improve the function of the body's musculoskeletal system.
Chiropractic education typically involves completing a five-year Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree program from an accredited chiropractic college or university.
The first two years of the program are generally focused on basic science courses such as anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and pathology, as well as clinical assessment and diagnosis. The second two years of the program typically focus on hands-on clinical training and the application of chiropractic techniques and other treatments.