Chiropractors have the same level of education as medical doctors, and are licensed as primary health care doctors. Chiropractors spend most of their schooling learning about the body and how it works while medical doctors spend much of their time learning about medication. Medical doctors rely on external chemical compounds to treat ailments, while chiropractors focus on the structure correcting the internal conditions, which causes the ailments in the first place. Because of this, chiropractic is highly effective in treating a wide range of conditions without resorting to taking drugs