People with arthritis can agree that sometimes medication alone doesn’t alleviate the pain of arthritis. But how they go about managing the pain varies from person to person. There are some who swear by the benefits of chiropractic, a field that has not been without controversy since its founding more than a century ago. Today, it’s the third-largest primary health care profession .
First, a little background on chiropractic, a word of Greek origin meaning “done by hand.” Chiropractic medicine deals with treating and preventing musculoskeletal system disorders and the effects of those disorders on the nervous system and general health. Doctors of chiropractic must complete four years of specialized training at an accredited chiropractic college on top of undergraduate work before they can become licensed to practice.