Chiropractor

Recognize and treat neuromuscular health concerns.

What does a Chiropractor do?

A chiropractor works with patients who have problems related to bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. You can run a private practice at a clinic or work in a joint health care clinic. As a chiropractor, you examine, identify, and treat neuromuscular diseases and problems. You talk to the patient to learn about his or her general health, medical history, and any previous injuries. Sometimes, you check blood pressure and use x-rays to help you understand the patient’s condition. A manual adjustment of the spine, a massage, or rehabilitation exercises helps in the process of recovery.

Most chiropractors aim to reduce the pain their patients endure and help improve functionality and movement. For instance, you may educate patients on how they can take care of their spine through exercise, yoga, ergonomics, and other alternative or complementary medicine therapies to eradicate issues related to back pain.

To become a chiropractor, you must have a doctoral degree in chiropractic care. Active listening skills, as well as good communication and interpersonal skills, are essential. You must also have a logical approach toward solving problems.