There are a lot of people that still don’t know what we do. Looking at the statistics, only about 14% of the population uses chiropractic care. But 75-80% of the population has back pain at some point in their life.
At least twice a month I have somebody tell me their friend needs to see me, but is scared to go to a chiropractor. Or even worse the dogmatic approach that we are not “real doctors.”
The link below goes to Michigan Association of Chiropractors website. It has a great breakdown of our education. One of the most interesting points is a chiropractor has 4,822 classroom hours versus a medical doctor has 4,667 classroom hours. Not to say we are better than medical doctors, but we have very similar educations. We choose to focus on musculoskeletal pain, whereas, a medical doctor works more with pathogens and illnesses.