Are Chiropractors Able To Prescribe Medication?


Can chiropractors prescribe medication? Why or why not?

Vancouver chiropractor Dr. Troy Dreiling answers these questions in the video. If you have a question you would like answered in a future video, please use the link at….

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Video Transcription

Hey, it’s Dr. Troy here the Vancouver chiropractor.

Cindy from Malala asked me, “can chiropractors prescribe medication if so what can I get if not why?”

The answer to that is no, chiropractors are not licensed to dispense pharmaceutical drugs. There is a profession, called the medical profession, that’s what they do. They diagnose, treat conditions, and prescribe medications.

With chiropractic, we have a different approach and a different philosophy. We look to restore nature naturally. I learned a long time ago from one of my mentors in school, chiropractic is the study of things natural.

Why don’t we use medication? Well, because it’s not natural, it goes against our philosophy. There is a group in chiropractic that would like to prescribe medication and drugs and all but there’s already a profession that does that.

Me personally, I think that using the old school techniques of chiropractic help restore the function and the healing to the human body beyond what we’ve seen with some of these medications. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people come in with bags of pills and they’re not doing real good, they’re not super healthy.

One of the things we see when we address chiropractic and apply it like we think it should be done, is a lot of people get off their medications. They don’t need to take painkillers, they don’t need the inhaler, they don’t need the acid reflux drugs.

When you see somebody heal and they get off their medications, innately you’re like why would I give him more medication. That’s really why I think, we focus on not prescribing medications and having people do that is because we see them heal naturally and it’s a beautiful thing.

Thank you for that question, Cindy, I hope that I helped answer you.

This is Dr. Troy in Vancouver at Zenaptic Chiropractic.