As primary care musculoskeletal specialists, doctors of chiropractic are well-trained to determine if your problem will respond to chiropractic care or if you require referral to another health care provider. Chiropractic adjustment techniques have been researched extensively. Complications are rare and side-effects, such as temporary soreness, are usually minor.
Following university studies, a chiropractor must then complete a rigorous four-year, full-time education program and pass comprehensive Canadian and provincial qualifying examinations in order to become licensed to practice. Chiropractors are regulated health professionals and the licensing college in each province is charged with protecting the public and setting standards for the profession.