Chiropractic Education

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Your chiropractor is very well educated and after completing the required undergraduate pre-med course work then goes through a rigorous program in Chiropractic College which emphasizes anatomy, kinesiology, neurology, pathology, physiology, x-ray and spinal adjusting techniques. The education chiropractors receive is quite similar to the training medical doctors receive in medical school, with each profession having more hours of education in topics that are utilized more in their professions.

Number of Chiropractic Classroom Hours Compared to Medical Doctor Classroom Hours

Chiropractic   Medicine
540 Anatomy 508
165 Chemistry 325
630 Diagnosis 324
120 Microbiology 114
320 Neurology      112
60 Obstetrics 148
210 Orthopedics 156
360 Pathology 401
240 Physiology 326
60 Psychiatry 144
360 X-ray 148
2,887 TOTAL HOURS 2,706

Chiropractors spend approximately 4480 hours in the classroom compared to a medical doctor’s 4250 by the time they graduate. Before receiving their degree chiropractors also must complete approximately 900 hours of hands on clinic work. Finally chiropractors must pass intense and demanding National Board Exams and practical exams, pass local State Board Exams, and complete continuing education courses every year. Your Doctor of Chiropractic is very well educated and trained to detect and correct vertebral subluxation. Know that you and your family are in good hands.



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