Chiropractors undergo many years of education in order to get licensed in their respective states. Each state has its own requirements as to the licensure process, but many require the same educational core. This includes special training in anatomy and physiology, neurology and pathology as well as biomechanics and spinal adjustments with x-ray included. These courses of education help chiropractors to assess damage and restore the proper functioning of these areas. A doctorate is required, and it must be a Doctorate of Chiropractic degree. It is required that a national board exam be passed as with other doctors, and then a chiropractor must apply with their state licensing board and be approved. A background check is done on all applicants so you can be sure that no abuse has been found on any licensed chiropractor’s record.