What Are the Differences Between a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) and a Medical Doctor (MD)?

What Are the Differences Between a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) and a Medical Doctor (MD)?

We are often asked about what makes a doctor of chiropractic (DC) different from a medical doctor (MD). Both a DC and MD require extensive schooling and board certification. However, there are some significant differences.  Our next series of articles will contrast the roles of a chiropractor (DC) vs. a medical doctor (MD). Let’s get started:

A Chiropractor Focuses on Whole Body Wellness

A medical doctor often concentrates on the body part(s) and symptoms the patient is experiencing.  Chiropractic care, on the otherhand, is a modality that concentrates on whole-body wellness. Medical doctors treat your symptoms.  Chiropractors dig deep to find the source of your issue(s).  This often involves a whole body wellness approach which may include evaluating diet, allergies, areas of pain, posture, nervous system and any other areas that may be associated with the root cause. 

A Chiropractor Utilizes a Hands-On Approach to Healing

When you present pain to a medical doctor, they often prescribe drugs to help alleviate the symptoms.  A chiropractor will instead develop a customized treatment plan which utilizes various hands-on therapies to address your pain.  Some of these may include spinal disc compression relief, cupping, massage therapy, laser therapy and more. 

Our next article will cover more differences between a doctor of chiropractic (DC) and a medical doctor (MD).

Dr. Adam W. Roussel, DC, MOT, CCEP, NASM-CES and his experienced team of pain relief center professionals have the compassion and expertise to help you feel better.  We aren’t your typical back pain doctor!  Riverbend Chiropractic offers a full line of patient focused therapies including cupping, massage therapy, spinal disc compression relief, laser therapy, dry needling and more. Give us a call to learn more today!

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