Patient Education

Chiropractic Defined

Chiropractic is a health care discipline which emphasizes the inherent recuperative power of the body to heal itself without the use of drugs or surgery.

The practice of chiropractic focuses on the relationship between structure (primarily the spine) and function (as coordinated by the nervous system) and how that relationship affects the preservation and restoration of health. In addition, Doctors of Chiropractic recognize the value and responsibility of working in cooperation with other health care practitioners when in the best interest of the patient.

Chiropractic Education

  • Four year doctorate degree with classroom and laboratory work in basic sciences, diagnosis, treatment procedures, and a clinical internship
  • Educational requirements for medical doctors and chiropractors in basic and clinical sciences are very similar
  • Postgraduate continuing education required annually

Chiropractic Physicians are direct access Providers Focused on Healthy Lifestyle Promoting and Cost-Saving Preventative Care.

  • Chiropractors promote preventative care by providing advice on diet, exercise and lifestyle. Preventive care results in cost savings as health is maintained, disease avoided, and costly procedures forgone.
  • Doctors of chiropractic are required to refer patients to the appropriate health care provider if a condition is detected that is not subject to appropriate management by chiropractic methods or techniques.


Doctors of chiropractic provide treatment without drugs or surgery:

  • Prevention stressed, including wellness protocols such as diet, exercise and lifestyle
  • Natural approach including nutrition, vitamins, minerals, herbs and other options
  • Typical treatment uses manual adjustments to spine and/or extremities
  • Physiotherapy and other soft tissue techniques also utilized
  • Exercise and rehabilitation are prescribed to enhance function and condition prevention

Overwhelming Evidence Shows Chiropractic Effective for Pain Reduction and Restoration of Function

Numerous studies throughout the world have shown that chiropractic treatment, including manipulative therapy and spinal adjustments, is both safe and effective. Many other studies have shown that chiropractic care can be a cost-effective remedy that brings healing in less time than other treatments.

Vermont Chiropractic Association

30 Lang Drive Essex Junction, VT 05452 

Phone:   802.233.3912   Fax:  802.878.1209  vtchiroassoc@gmail.com

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