Chiropractors are medical doctors that specialize in spinal manipulation. They may also provide other treatments, such as a therapeutic massage or nutritional counselling.
Chiropractors cannot prescribe medication, so if you need something to take care of your pain then you will need to see a different type of doctor.
What are the benefits of chiropractic care?
The main benefit is that it can help your spine heal from an injury. It may also be able to reduce muscle tension, pain and stiffness.
Chiropractors will often provide you with exercises or stretch for home use as well, which could allow you to continue working on healing without missing work due to injuries.
In addition, a recent study has found that chiropractor treatment resulted in significant improvements in range-of-motion and back strength after only six weeks of treatments (as compared to doing nothing).
This should not take place instead of other forms of treatment like surgery but rather as part of your natural medical routine when needed.