• Chiropractic Info

    Posted on January 9th, 2009

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    Chiropractic training

    You may be asking, “What kind of training do chiropractors receive?”

    Chiropractic training is a four-year academic program consisting of both classroom and clinical instruction. At least three years of preparatory college work are required for admission to chiropractic schools.

    Students who graduate receive the degree of Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) and are eligible to take state licensure board examinations in order to practice. Some schools also offer postgraduate courses, including two- to three-year residency programs in specialized fields.

    Chiropractic training typically includes:

    • Coursework in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, biochemistry, pathology, nutrition, public health, and many other subjects
    • The principles and practice of chiropractic
    • Research methods and procedures
    • Direct experience in caring for patients

    The Council on Chiropractic Education, an agency certified by the U.S. Department of Education, is the accrediting body for chiropractic colleges in the United States.

  • Chiropractic Info

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    Why see a chiropractor?

    In 1997, it was estimated that Americans made nearly 192 million visits a year to chiropractors. Over 88 million of those visits were to treat back or neck pain.

    In one recent survey, more than 40 percent of patients receiving chiropractic care were being treated for back or low-back problems. More than half of those surveyed said that their symptoms were chronic.

    Conditions commonly treated by chiropractors include:

    • back pain
    • neck pain
    • headaches
    • sports injuries
    • repetitive strain

    Patients also seek treatment of pain associated with other conditions, such as arthritis.

    Low-back pain is a common medical problem, occurring in up to one-quarter of the population each year. Most people experience significant back pain at least once during their lifetime.

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