Does chiropractic treatment require a referral from an MD?

No, patients do not require a referral by an MD before visiting a doctor of chiropractic. Chiropractors are legislated and recognized as primary contact health care professionals in every province in Canada. This means that patients can consult them directly.  Following a consultation and examination, the doctor of chiropractic will arrive at a diagnosis and treatment plan, or refer the patient to the appropriate health care provider.