What is Chiropractic ?

Chiropractic is based on the scientific fact that your body is a self-regulating, self-healing organism. These important functions are controlled by the brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves of the body.

The skull protects the delicate tissues of the brain. The moving bones of the spine protect the vulnerable communication pathways of the spinal cord and nerve roots. If the nerve system is impaired, it can cause malfunction of the tissues and organs throughout the body. Doctors of Chiropractic call this the Vertebral Subluxation Complex.

The Chiropractic adjustment has been proven to increase motion, increase circulation, reduce swelling and pain, and remove nerve irritation. Once this nerve irritation is removed, your body is able to do what it is designed to do – heal itself.

Chiropractic is the Science, Art and Philosophy
that concerns itself with the restoration of good health
by restoring and maintaining a properly functioning nerve system,
without the use of drugs or surgery.

What do Doctors of Chiropractic do ?

Chiropractors restore proper motion to joints that are not moving properly.  Helping to restore proper spinal bio mechanics and improved nerve system function begins with a case history.  Your case history is vital as it reveals the background about your health, such as surgeries, accidents, the onset of your condition, and other details which brought you into the office.

After reviewing your history and discussing your specific problem, a thorough orthopedic, neurological, and chiropractic examination is performed. X-ray may be taken which will help uncover structural and functional problems.

Then, once the examination is complete, your chiropractor will explain the findings and outline a treatment plan.  Progress is then monitored with periodic examination and follow-up reports.

What Type of Education do Doctors of Chiropractic get ?

Today’s Doctor of Chiropractic is well educated. The science of chiropractic requires a special emphasis on anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, bio mechanics, X-ray, spinal adjusting techniques and related subjects. This demanding curriculum prepares chiropractic doctors to locate the Vertebral Subluxation Complex and help correct the resulting nerve system dysfunction.

Course in classroom hours

 Chiropractic

   Medicine
540 Anatomy 508
240 Physiology 326
360 Pathology 401
165 Chemistry 325
120 Microbiology 114
630 Diagnosis 324
320 Neurology 112
360 X-Ray 148
60 Psychiatry 144
60 Obstetrics 148
210 Orthopedics 156
TOTAL HOURS
3,065 2,706
OTHER REQUIRED SUBJECTS
Spinal Adjustments Pharmacology
Nutrition Immunology
Advanced Radiology General Surgery
GRAND TOTAL CLASS HOURS

 Chiropractic

   Medicine

4,485

4,248

Before beginning Chiropractic school, chiropractic students need to complete 3 years of