Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) care for patients of all ages, with a variety of health conditions. DCs are especially well known for their expertise in caring for patients with injuries and disorders of the musculoskeletal system, which involves the muscles, ligaments, and joints. These painful conditions often involve or impact the nervous system, which can cause referred pain in areas other than the region of injury. The benefits of chiropractic care extend to general health issues, as well, since our body’s structure and alignment affects our overall function. DCs also counsel patients on diet, nutrition, exercise, healthy habits, and occupational / lifestyle modifications.