Your Augusta chiropractor understands your spine! Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic understands anatomy. Back in chiropractic school, your chiropractor studied a lot about anatomy of the spine and applies that knowledge daily. Knowing the anatomy of the spine is always at the forefront of your chiropractor’s mind as you and each spine pain, neck pain, back pain patient comes through the door! It’s so exciting! (Are you not you glad someone finds it exciting?)
LEARNING ANATOMY IN SCHOOL
When we were in school, we’re all guilty of learning just to pass a test. Going to professional school, such learning is more vital than ever since it will affect everyday work. (How much do you remember from your school days?) An international survey of chiropractors and anatomists described that chiropractors felt that a higher level of anatomy teaching during chiropractic education was beneficial for clinical practice, permitting better understanding, application, and analysis of anatomical material to substantiate a clinical decision in their daily clinical practice. (1) An Australian study of chiropractors compared their knowledge of anatomy to that of chiropractic students. The chiropractic practitioners rated their knowledge of anatomy and demonstrated it in a test showing their knowledge. This was compared to the equivalent in their chiropractic student counterparts. The chiropractors demonstrated that they retained their knowledge of anatomy - and knew they did! – contradicting the hypothesis that practicing chiropractors may not retain it after school. Knowledge of anatomy is used every day in chiropractic practice, and chiropractors understand their anatomy. (2) Your Augusta chiropractor does! We’ll be happy to talk about it!
SPINAL ANATOMY KNOWLEDGE PUT TO USE IN CHIROPRACTIC CLINICAL PRACTICE
Performing spinal manipulation daily utilizes knowledge of the spine’s anatomy every day. The most common reasons people reported seeking chiropractic care were low back pain (49.7%), neck pain (22.5%), and extremity issues (10.0%). The typical treatment they received were spinal manipulation (79.3%), soft tissue therapy (35.1%), and formal patient education (31.3%). (3) Spinal conditions get a great deal of attention from chiropractic patients and their chiropractors, of course! But fortunate side effects of chiropractic care materialize in the medical literature as well like potential cardiovascular benefit. In a placebo-controlled, assessor-blinded, randomized trial, researchers described the immediate effects of manual therapy to the upper thoracic spine on cardiovascular autonomic control of musculoskeletal pain patients (ie, back pain, spine pain, neck pain, etc.). The researchers stated that musculoskeletal pain intensified the risk of cardiovascular events. (4) Come experience these benefits of chiropractic treatment based on spinal anatomy knowledge.
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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes thoracic spine treatment in this case for pain relief of a disc herniation using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Augusta appointment with Lombardy Chiropractic Clinic. Spinal anatomy knowledge is put to good use to ease spine, back, neck, and musculoskeletal pain. We are excited to share our knowledge of anatomy and spinal care with you!