A Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), is a clinician that specialises in the diagnosis and conservative treatment of spine related disorders such as disc disorders (bulge, protrusion, herniation), facet joint pain, sacroiliac pain, myofascial pain (sprain/strains) and headaches.
Chiropractic treatment is evidence based and recommended as a first line treatment for neck and back pain by the American College of Physicians and American Academy of Family Physicians. US chiropractors undergo a 7 1/2 year doctorate level training that includes a heavy emphasis on diagnosis, radiology, orthopaedic testing, anatomy, and pain neurophysiology.
A typical chiropractic treatment consists of a combination of joint mobilisation, soft tissue therapy, and rehabilitation exercises, along with patient education. Chiropractic treatment is a highly safe and effective treatment for neck and back pain, ranging from acute to chronic.