Chiropractic Medicine

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Are Chiropractors Legitimate?

In the world of medicine, the practice of treating musculoskeletal injuries, called chiropractic, seems to hover in that gray area between standard health care and alternative. (Physicians dominate the first type, while acupuncturists and massage therapists populate the second.)

“Chiropractic was the original holistic medicine in that it focused on treating the whole person, not just the body part that hurt,” says Michael Schneider, an associate professor of health sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. His research on chiropractic suggests that cervical and lumbar manipulation—the back and neck adjustments most people associate with a visit to a chiropractor—can be an effective…

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