The Local Bonesetter Is A Call Away.
What’s the difference between a bonesetter and a chiropractor?
A bonesetter is someone who was taught to manipulate joints by someone who has manipulated joints in the past, like a former bone setter. Bone setters have no formal training in anatomy, physiology, diagnosis or specific treatment. Bone setters have no formal education, no license, no insurance and no guarantee that they’ve met the standards of a profession. Bonesetters were originally used to set fractures or dislocations.
To become a Doctor of Chiropractic one must attend an accredited 4400+ hour graduate program after college. They are taught all of the medical sciences taught in medical school but for surgery. Chiropractors even study pharmacology despite not prescribing medications. It is important to understand changes in body chemistry and how that relates to the nervous system and spine. Chiropractors must pass 4 national board exams as well as state exams. Chiropractors are licensed in all 50 states and most developed countries around the world. Chiropractors identify Subluxation. Subluxation is a misalignment of the spine creating nerve pressure, altered function and reduced health.
While there is no local bonesetter in Portland, Maine, there are highly qualified doctors of chiropractic who care for thousands of Mainers daily in the greater Portland area. Chiropractors have long been considered the best at adjusting the spine. Chiropractors crack eggs for breakfast and Adjust your spine for better health. For more information on chiropractic adjustments, appointments with Dr. Lou Jacobs, and other services offered at Jacobs Chiropractic Acupuncture in Portland, Maine, please call (207) 774-6251.