Doctors of Chiropractic (DC) are educated as primary-contact health care providers in 4 year graduate institutions. We are trained with an emphasis on diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal system (muscle, ligament, and joint) conditions. Doctors of chiropractic also have 4 years of undergraduate education, most often in pre-medical programs, biology, chemistry, athletic training, etc. While in chiropractic college, DCs have a minimum of 4,200 classroom, laboratory, and clinical hours. We are highly educated in human anatomy, neurology, physiology, and clinical diagnosis including diagnostic imaging (X-ray, MRI), laboratory procedures, exercise, nutrition, and orthopedics. Because we are highly skilled in skeletal manipulation/adjusting techniques, a large amount of our time is spent refining and mastering our skills in class and in clinics as interns.