The American Chiropractic Association

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The American Chiropractic Association states,

Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on disorders of the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system, and the effects of these disorders on general health. Chiropractic care is used most often to treat neuromusculoskeletal complaints, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches (What is Chiropractic?).

Another definition offered about Chiropractic is, “A therapeutic system based primarily upon the interactions of the spine and nervous system, the method of treatment usually being to adjust the segments of the spinal column (“Chiropractic”).” Chiropractic care can be traced back to China and Greece in 2700 B.C. and
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In conclusion of the study chiropractic care could possibly save millions in regard to work disability and health care costs (Hist. Of Chiro. Care). The year of 2010 there was close to 58,000 chiropractors worldwide and the numbers continue to grow with almost 3,000 graduates each year joining the profession (Ellison). A controversial issue regarding this topic is whether chiropractors should be recognized by the American Medical Association. Major arguments are the following: Are the requirements and training to become a chiropractor sufficient to other medical professions? Is chiropractic care effective? Is chiropractic care safe? After careful examination it will be proven that chiropractors should be recognized by the American Medical Association A first major argument is whether chiropractic care is effective. The word effective can be defined as, “Adequate to accomplish a purpose; producing the intended or expected result (“Effective”.)” Effective can be also defined in a working definition as, effective states you were successful in producing a desired result. Opponents of chiropractic care are making the claim it is not effective. The opponent makes the argument that at the beginning of your care a doctor might take x-rays to locate the so called problem in your body which can also be known as a subluxation. Though they believe it is not visible to the naked eye most times. Many
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