So, what is the difference between a Chiropractor and a Family Doctor?


The educational requirements for chiropractic doctors are among the most rigorous of all healthcare professionals. Our doctors were required to pass a series of four national board exams and also be licensed in North Carolina. Both an MD (Medical Doctor) and DC (doctor of Chiropractic) attend school for eight years. The first six years of medical school are very alike for both professions. The difference really comes during the last two years, where MDs learn about drugs and medication, while the DCs receive in-depth training in reading x-rays (far more than just broken bones). 

Method Differences: 

As a result of their education and training, MDs tend to prescribe medicines and utilize surgeries to treat patients, while DCs use a more natural approach. Their differences in training and treatment typically mean that you should see them for different things – for example, if you have broken a bone, you should absolutely see an MD at an emergency room. However, if you are suffering from acute or long-term pain involving your muscles, joints, spine, neck, back, etc you are much better off seeing a DC as they will be able to get to the root of your pain and heal it, while a MD will only be able to temporarily mask the pain with pain killers.  

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Whether you were referred by a friend, got one of our greeting cards in the mail, found us online, or remember us from our commercial way back when; we are here to take care of you! We pride ourselves on having a reputation of always being honest with our patients because we truly care about them! Dr. Steve and Dr. Hall have over 44 years of experience helping people just like you overcome accident injuries and chronic pain – people drive from all over just to see them! We treat you like family – try us once and you will love us forever! 


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Hall Chiropractic Sports & Injury Clinic 

3570-B Vest Mill Road
Winston Salem, NC 27103 

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Chiropractic Benefits

Our chiropractors are specialists in the treatment of auto accident injuries such as whiplash and work related injuries such as a back injury or neck injury. How do our chiropractors heal the spine and related structures and get the best results possible? They use a combination of physical therapy, gentle chiropractic adjusting, VIBE Therapy and other treatments that are suited specifically for each patient. Contact our Winston-Salem office to schedule a FREE CONSULTATION with one of our chiropractors.