For a number of conditions, such as pain associated with arthritis, the advisable approach is for your chiropractor to work with other health care professionals as a member of your circle of care to diagnose and treat you. However, with other conditions, such as low back pain, chiropractic care is the primary method of treatment.
Using the best available evidence and their clinical expertise, your chiropractor will collaboratively work with members of your care team to assess and diagnose what type of arthritis is causing your pain. Once they have made a diagnosis, they will coordinate with your care team to develop a treatment plan that meets your needs and preferences.
As your treatment progresses, they will continue to communicate with your medical doctor and other members of your care team, when appropriate, to support your ongoing care.