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Complementary and Alternative Therapies: How Chiropractic Can Help People with Cancer


Chiropractic therapy can in no way replace your existing cancer treatment. But for some people, it can help relieve some of the aches and pains that are incidental to the treatment itself.

Chiropractic care is based on the theory that blockages of nerve bundles inside the spinal cord can cause illness. Chiropractors treat the problem by using their hands to manipulate the vertebrae ( the bones of the spinal cord) to realign the vertebrae and improve nerve function. Some chiropractors also perform tissue manipulation, trigger-point manipulation and deep tissue massage.

People who have cancer may benefit from chiropractic care not to cure cancer, but to help relieve symptoms that can result from the stress and anxiety of having cancer and getting treatment for the disease. Chiropractic care can help control headaches, tension and lower back pain. It can also create a sense of relaxation.

Chiropractic is not recommended for people who have bone cancer and diseases of the spinal cord and bone marrow.

Chiropractic training is a 4-year academic program that consists of classroom and clinical instruction. Students who graduate receive a Degree of Chiropractic (D.C.) and are then eligible to take state licensure board examinations.

To find a doctor of chiropractic, visit the American Chiropractic Association's Find a Doctor Page (, ask friends or your doctor for a referral or search the Yellow Pages.

American Chiropractic Association; The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
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