Can Chiropractors Prescribe Medicine?

May 20, 2022

Chiropractic care has been an important part of healthcare since its development in 1895.

Chiropractors, who require five years of university education to become qualified, take a non-invasive healthcare approach that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of issues involving the neuromusculoskeletal system.

We look at the body differently to many other medical professions with an emphasis on overall health and wellbeing, posture and motor control, and manual techniques. These include manipulations, joint adjustments, and rehabilitative exercise. We may also provide nutritional advice, massage, dry needling, and cupping.

Chiropractors also concentrate on physical and emotional stress and spinal dysfunction, and the impact these have on the nervous system. What’s more, we provide you amazing benefits through non-invasive, drug and surgery-free care.

For personalised advice or to find out if chiropractic care is right for you, contact our team at Atlas Chiropractic today.

Can Chirporactors Prescribe Medicines


The Benefits of Chiropractor Care

Recent research estimates that more than nine million Australians take prescribed medications every day. These can make a significant and positive impact on many people’s lives. However, many medications cause side effects and can have long term implications. Subsequently, if there is an option to see improvement in your health without putting drugs into your system, wouldn’t you love to reap the benefits?

That is where chiropractors can step in. At Atlas Chiropractic Body Clinic, we believe in giving the human body more credit. It can do amazing things when given the chance. We focus on any joint misalignment and nervous system interference you have and work to correct these so that you can be on your way to feeling better in an efficient and drug-free way.

What Conditions Do Chiropractors Typically Treat?

There is a huge list of issues that we can help you with without pharmacological assistance.  As primary spine care professionals, our experienced and friendly chiropractic team can make a significant positive impact on your health and wellbeing. Naming just a few areas we can attend to, these include:


 Do I Need a Referral?

Chiropractors are qualified, primary health care providers, and we do not require a medical referral from your doctor for you to visit us. We are more than happy to consult your healthcare team and provide care in conjunction with them when we think that will help us all get the best results for you. Often it is useful to have x-rays for specific issues so that we can assess your condition in its entirety and develop a plan for you.

Who Can a Chiropractor Help?

At Atlas Chiropractic Body Clinic, we can review anyone for spinal dysfunction; you don’t have to be suffering from a specific condition or pain. The spine is crucial to the human body, and its proper functioning is a paramount and often overlooked factor of a happy and healthy life.

We can help you, whether you’re elderly, an athlete, a desk-bound office worker, a pregnant woman, or a child. The spine is complex, and we ask it to do a lot for us. It can easily be disrupted or irritated from such activities as incorrect lifting, falls, sports, and bad posture, so considering chiropractic care can be a great investment in anyone’s health and wellbeing.

Drug-Free Health and Wellness Care? Yes please.

Most of our nerves, which lead to our organs, bones, skin and muscles, run from our spinal cord and through the gaps in our spinal bones, which are called vertebrae. Subsequently, the spine has a crucial part to play in our overall function due to its important structural role in supporting the nervous system.

Taking medication is a solution to health issues that our society readily accepts but is not one that always needs to be relied on. There are other ways to treat many issues that you may have thought only medication can help with. If you do have a condition that may require medication or another form of treatment, we will refer you to the relevant medical professional.

Chiropractors cannot prescribe medicines. We look beyond the surface level and delve into the root cause of your issues because a misaligned spine can have a massive impact on your life. We would love to work through your concerns and show you that medication is not the only way. Come in for an appointment so that we can develop a drug-free chiropractic plan that is right for you.