From expecting moms to seniors, people visit chiropractors at various stages of their lives to alleviate persistent or sporadic pain, reduce the risk of injuries or improve flexibility, mobility and posture. Specialized animal chiropractors also care for pets and large animals, such as horses.
A chiropractor is a spine, muscle, joint and nervous system expert, who applies the best available evidence and clinical expertise to diagnose health issues that affect your body’s movement. Using primarily their hands, your chiropractor will treat these issues without medication or surgery and help prevent them from returning.
Following six to seven years of post-secondary education, some chiropractors pursue additional academic and practical education to specialize in: clinical sciences and diagnostic imaging, pediatric, spinal stenosis, sports sciences, rehabilitation or animal chiropractic care.