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Learn more about pain management, chiropractic and how it can help you.

Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest, drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of back pain, neck pain, joint pain of the arms or legs, headaches and other complaints.

Through their whole-person, patient-centered approach, doctors of chiropractic (DCs) elevate the health and wellness of their communities by helping people of all ages live more fully and actively.

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  • What to expect on your first visit to a doctor of chiropractic.
  • Tips for staying healthy and avoiding back and joint pain.
  • An interactive directory of doctors near you.

Find a Doctor

Find a Doctor is a searchable directory of doctors of chiropractic (DC) who are members of ACA.

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Chiropractic Education

Doctors of chiropractic undergo a rigorous and extensive course of study before they enter practice.

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Chiropractic: What to Expect

Learn what to expect on your first visit to a doctor of chiropractic, from patient history, examination and diagnosis to treatment plan.

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Back Pain Facts & Statistics

Up to 80% of people will experience back pain during their lives. Learn how to prevent back pain and how chiropractic can relieve pain without drugs or surgery.

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Chiropractic and the Opioid Epidemic

Inadequate pain management and the epidemic of opioid overuse has taken a tremendous toll on many Americans. Chiropractic offers a drug-free approach to pain management.

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