In British Columbia, 61% of the population includes a chiropractic doctor as part of their health care team. For information on chiropractic health care, common spine and spine related conditions, and what to expect from your Family Chiropractor visit The British Columbia Chiropractic Association webpage.
Chiropractic care provides diagnosis and treatment without the use of drugs or surgery for problems including your muscles, joints, nerves, and spine. Common conditions that can be treated include low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, headaches, and sprains. Chiropractic doctors can also provide advice on nutrition and exercise to support recovery and promote prevention.
Over 80% of the population will suffer from back and neck pain at some point in their lives. Work place incidents, car accidents, sports injuries, poor posture, household chores, and the stress of daily living may all cause painful joint and spinal problems. For information on research and results visit the BC Chiropractic Publications and Resources page.
Chiropractic has been a regulated profession under British Columbia legislation since 1934 (Chiropractors Act). As of March 1, 2009, the College of Chiropractors falls under the Health Professions Act that governs all regulated health professions in B.C.
The following links provide facts, research and other resources that may be helpful when thinking about your health care options:
- Find a Chiropractor
- Health and Injury Prevention Tips
- Spine Health Research
- Your Family Chiropractor
Last Revised: 3/18/2014
Author: HealthLink BC
Medical Review: HealthLink BC
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