The Doctor of Chiropractic first spends at least two years in pre-chiropractic studies at a college or university. Then he attends a college of chiropractic for four more years. Besides the rigorous classroom studies during his last two years, he must serve as an extern at an outpatient clinic where he experiences results from thousands of chiropractic treatments with hundreds of patients. At the satisfactory completion of these six or more years of education and extern training, the degree of Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) is conferred.
The Doctor of Chiropractic studies all the basic sciences and must pass the State Board of Examiners’ basic sciences examination. This is the same basic sciences examination other doctors, including MDs, are required to pass. In addition a Doctor of Chiropractic must then pass the rigid State Board of Chiropractic examination. The Doctor of Chiropractic receives a license to practice only after all studies and training requirements have been scrupulously met, and the state’s examinations have been passed.
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A physical examination will be performed, which may include x-rays, laboratory analysis and other diagnostic procedures. In addition, a careful spinal examination and analysis will be performed to detect any structural abnormalities which may be affecting or causing your condition. All of these elements are important components of your total health profile, and vital to evaluating your problem.
To give an adjustment the chiropractor locates a vertebra, or any other bone, which has slipped from its normal position and is causing nerve pressure and irritation and carefully and skillfully moves that vertebra or back bone into its position. In most cases this is done by making contact in a very special manner, usually with the hands, directly over the affected vertebra or other bone, and making a gentle movement.
This gently pushes the vertebra back into its proper place and allows the nervous and other bodily systems to function properly.
Your conscientious compliance with your doctor’s recommendations, especially between adjustments, and your follow-through with maintenance care and periodic spinal examinations after your initial, concentrated, intensive care is completed, will contribute greatly to the permanence of the correction and your future good health.