Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) are spinal specialists who have completed a four-year course of graduate-level study - a minimal of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory, and clinical trainings - at an accredited chiropractic college, and passed national and state exams. Chiropractic education similar to medical training but includes specialty training in chiropractic adjusting and manipulation, diagnosis, radiology, physical medicine, nutrition, and natural therapies. Emphasizing prevention, DCs provide drugless care with the goal of establishing and maintaining neurological and structural health. DCs treat spinal issues like back pain, disc injuries, musculoskeletal conditions, and sports injuries. They also address whole-body balance and may provide additional holistic treatment therapies, including nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle counseling.