Question: Is Chiropractic alternative health care?
Answer: Chiropractic is one of the largest branches of health care in the United States.Federally licensed in every state and many foreign countries, the Doctor of Chiropractic can consult with, examine, diagnose, and treat a person and then submit a diagnosis and treatment plan to an insurance company, HMO, or PPO for possible reimbursement. Doctors of Chiropractic can testify in court as expert witnesses and their opinions can be entered into court records based on their training, experience, and expertise. Professional and amateur athletes, government agencies, corporations, other health care professionals, and virtually every group of people seek advice and/or treatment from Chiropractors.
Chiropractic is a unique and mainstream aspect of health care in America. Chiropractic, because of its non-drug and non-surgical approach with emphasis on prevention and wellness care, can be considered an established alternative to traditional medical care. However, since medical health-care professionals are increasingly working with Chiropractors in the best interests of the patient, one might consider this a complimentary, combined, or cooperative approach to treatment.
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