Chiropractic is a health profession focused on treating spinal and musculoskeletal problems primarily through manual manipulation. A chiropractor does not prescribe medication, but relies on a variety of manual therapies, including spinal manipulation, mobilization, and adjunctive therapies, to improve function and provide pain relief.

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Chiropractic education requires at least 4 years of professional study and includes a 4-year undergraduate/college prerequisite in most states.

Manipulation as part of chiropractic medicine has been generally accepted for back pain, neck pain, sciatica, joint problems, sprains, strains, osteoarthritis, herniated discs and other musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.

Cardiovascular and strengthening exercise combined with chiropractic care are important in the management of low back pain and achievement of pain relief.

Fairly extensive training is required to use the technique. Graston Technique training consists of 2 modules.

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