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Frequently Asked Questions About Chiropractic

This page provides answers to the most commonly asked questions the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) receives about chiropractic, including what conditions chiropractors treat, how to select a doctor of chiropractic, and more.

Review Date: October 31, 2012

American Chiropractic Association

Find a Doctor of Chiropractic

The American Chiropractic Association offers this search tool to help you find a doctor of chiropractor in your area.

Review Date: January 05, 2015

American Chiropractic Association

Spinal Manipulation for Low-Back Pain

Low-back pain is a common condition that can be difficult to treat. This document discusses spinal manipulation among the treatment options used by people with low-back pain in an effort to relieve pain and improve functioning.

Review Date: March 31, 2015

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine Clearinghouse

Terms Related to Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Use this glossary for a brief introduction to common complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) terms and definitions. These terms include: the Alexander Technique, ayurevedic medicine, hypnosis, pilates, qi gong, reiki, tai chi, yoga, and more.

Review Date: April 01, 2015

NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine - NCCAM

What Is Chiropractic?

Chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the body's main structures – the skeleton, the muscles and the nerves – and the patient's health. Most patients seek chiropractic care for back pain, neck pain and joint problems.

Review Date: October 31, 2012

Association of Chiropractic Colleges

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