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Chiropractors are Real Doctors

Chiropractors are Real Doctors

Your notion of a “real” doctor probably conforms to a prototype generated by the mass media. Many have come to think of a doctor as someone who prescribes advice and drugs or performs surgery. Sporting 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 doctor of chiropractic (DC) are both doctors and have received a doctorial degree from government accredited medical school or chiropractic colleges.

But that’s where the similarity ends because each discipline looks at health and healing in different ways.

Medical Doctors

Doctors of Chiropractic

  • Sees the disease
  • Kills germs
  • Studies the blood
  • Relies on drugs
  • Treats symptoms
  • Sees the person with the disease
  • Increases your resistance to germs
  • Improves nervous system integrity
  • Reduces causes of nerve interference
  • Promotes proper bodily function


Clearly, these are two very different philosophies. Yet, each has its place. If you have broken bones or you’re bleeding by the side of the highway, you want the heroic lifesaving measures of emergency medical treatment. But if you have chronic aches and pains or whole body health issues, you want the health restoration possible that is the focus of chiropractic care.