The doctor of chiropractic is an effective source of preventative and wellness care. The anatomical focus of the DC on the human spine has created perception of the DC as just a back doctor. Although the perception is not entirely incorrect, it is very much incomplete. Doctors of chiropractic are a highly appropriate resource in matters of work-place safety, stress management, injury prevention, postural correction, and nutritional counseling.
Chiropractic adjustments are a safe, efficient procedure. Chiropractic is a non-invasive, drug-less form of health care. Of the over 1 million adjustments given every day in the world, complications are exceedingly rare. Perhaps the best summary statement on the subject of safety was published in 1979 by the government of New Zealand which established a special commission to study chiropractic. "the conspicuous lack of evidence that chiropractors cause harm or allow harm to occur through neglect of medical referral can be taken to mean only one thing: that chiropractors have on the whole an impressive safety record."