In many cases, interprofessional collaboration among health care professionals helps your patients achieve optimal health. Chiropractors are qualified to assess, diagnose and treat issues affecting the musculoskeletal (MSK) and the neuromusculoskeletal (nMSK) system. They can implement a care plan to help your patients manage their MSK or nMSK pain. For patients with conditions outside their scope of practice, chiropractors give informed referrals to physicians, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals. Then, they collaborate with them to support their patients’ ongoing care, as required.