Doctors Are Doctors. Chiropractors are Chiropractors.
Medical doctors and chiropractors look at health and healing in very different ways.
Your notion of a “real” doctor probably conforms to a prototype produced by the mass media.
Many have come to think of a doctor as someone who prescribes advice and drugs or performs surgery. Wearing a white lab coat or surgical scrubs with a stethoscope at the neck, doctors are seen as all-knowing, omnipotent and able to save patients in 60 minutes, less commercials.
A medical doctor (MD) and a chiropractor (DC) while different, have both received a degree from a government accredited medical school or chiropractic college and are licensed to practice.
But that’s where the similarity ends because each discipline looks at health and healing in very different ways.
Sees the disease
Studies the blood
Relies on drugs
Sees the person with the disease
Improves nervous system integrity
Reduces causes of nerve interference
Promotes proper bodily function
Obviously, these are two very different philosophies. However, each has its place. If you have broken bones or you’re bleeding by the side of the road, you want the heroic lifesaving measures of emergency medical treatment. But if you have CHRONIC ACHES AND PAINS or an interest in wellness, you may want the health restoration possible that is the focus of chiropractic care.
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