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Chiropractic Physician

The chiropractic physician is a healthcare provider who specializes in a drug-free, hands-on approach to care that includes patient examination, diagnosis, and treatment. Chiropractic physicians place emphasis on the care of individuals with neurological and/or musculoskeletal complaints including disorders of the spine. In order to obtain a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree the chiropractic physician must successfully complete a rigorous educational and training program which typically involves four years of undergraduate school, three to five years of chiropractic school which includes an internship and residency.

There are currently 10 specialties recognized by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). The approved specialties include Diagnostic Imaging, Rehabilitation, Acupuncture, Clinical Nutrition, Diagnosis and Management of Internal Disorders, Orthopedics, Clinical Neurology, Forensic Sciences, Pediatrics and Chiropractic Sports Physician. Each of the specialties is associated with a rigorous course of post-doctoral training. After successfully completing the educational and training requirements the participating chiropractic physician is awarded a credentialed status which may include Board Certification

For more information about the role and responsibilities of a chiropractic assistant, please refer to the website of the American Chiropractic Association at

To locate and learn about chiropractic physicians who are members of the American Academy of Spine Physicians go to the International Directory of Spinecare Professionals. The directory also identifies those who have achieved credentialed status (Diplomate or Fellow) with the American Academy of Spine Physicians.

Educational Partners

To learn more about your spine. spinehealth, and available spinecare go to the International Spine Assocition (ISA) at The primary mission of the ISA is to improve spinehealth and spinecare through education. The ISA is committed to disseminating need-to-know information throught the World Wide Web in numerous languages covering many topics related to the spine, including information about spine disorders, spine heath, advances in technology and available spinecare

All health information posted on the site is based on the latest research and national treatment standards, and have been written or reviewed and appoved by the American Acedemy of Spine Physicians and/or International Spine Association physicians or health professionals unless otherwise specified.

The information provided on this site is designed to support. not replace,
the relationship that exists between patient/site visitor and his/her physician.