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Training Options for Chiropractic Careers

  A two-to four-year minimum education at a regular college or university followed by five academic years at a college of chiropractic is required to achieve an accredited degree as Doctor of Chiropractic. It is the “adjustment” aspect of chiropractic, however, with which you, as patients, are most familiar. Many of you also ask how chiropractors learn to perform adjustments.   The time you spend receiving an adjustment may seem relatively brief, but years of training, supervision and experience go into knowing what adjustment is indicated for a specific condition and how to administer this adjustment properly. Adjustments that are seemingly similar are not necessarily so.   In the first year at an accredited chiropractic college, along with studies in various sciences, students receive intensive education in anatomy (the study of the parts of the body) and the actual...

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What Does A Chiropractor Do?

  Chiropractic Methods Chiropractors are also known as chiropractic physicians and doctors of chiropractic. They are primary care providers trained to diagnose and manage an extremely wide range of health problems. When necessary, chiropractors cooperate with or refer patients to other health providers.   The core of chiropractic’s success as a healing art is in correcting small or partial misalignments of the spine called subluxations. Subluxations disrupt the natural flow of the nerves, and causes various health complications. Chiropractors treat these complications by correcting the joint and nervous system dysfunction with specific adjustments to the spine. This is done by hand or by using special tools to realign the spine, bringing your body into balance. Chiropractic methods help relieve pain, increase mobility, and promote general health. The chiropractors’ expertise with the joints and nervous system are not limited to the spine. Chiropractors address issues and dysfunction...

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Becoming A Chiropractor

How to Become a Chiropractor So you are thinking of choosing a career as a chiropractor? Chiropractors have many years of schooling to earn their doctorate degree in chiropractic, and they continue to learn about chiropractic with continuing education throughout their careers. Here are some things to consider about chiropractic education.     Chiropractic schools all require a minimum for undergraduate college credit hours. Individual Chiropractic schools may have other requirements beyond this minimum. In the United States, the Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) sets the minimum requirement for prospective chiropractic students. The CCE is the accreditation organization for Doctor of Chiropractic Programs.   Chiropractic Pre-Requisites, Undergraduate Studies Currently, candidates for chiropractic school must have at least 90 undergraduate semester credit hours with specific course requirements that include: Physics, Biology, Organic and Inorganic Chemistry, Psychology, English, and Social Studies...

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