Chiropractors treat problems of the musculoskeletal system using natural healing methods and manual manipulation.  Based on the principle that spinal joint misalignments interfere with the nervous and immune systems, chiropractors work to correct the underlying musculoskeletal problems that may cause or contribute to other diseases or conditions. By bringing the body into better alignment, they help diminish pain and enhance health.  Chiropractors take a holistic view of treatment and may recommend exercise, dietary changes, and other lifestyle changes as part of the treatment of the patient. Chiropractors are best known for alleviating neck pain and headache through chiropractic adjustment, spinal manipulation, manual therapies, and rehabilitative exercises.

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Professional Associations and Accreditation

    Entrance Exam

    Some chiropractic schools may require the Graduate Record Exam as an entrance exam. Learn more about the GRE here.

    Selected Regional Programs

    Important Note:

    Consult the admissions/application web pages of the professional programs for information on required pre-requisite courses and admissions tests, application procedures, and application deadlines. Some professional/graduate programs will not accept AP or CLEP credits, online courses, or correspondence courses for the core science and math pre-requisite requirements. Many programs also require that all pre-requisite coursework be completed within a certain period of time, e.g., within 5 years prior to application. Policies vary by school and program. Be sure you know the requirements