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San Jose Chiropractor is Well Trained in Anatomy to Care for Your Spine

Gross. Macroscopic. Microscopic. Topographical. Sounds like we’re talking about geography or something, but it is really human anatomy. Anatomy is a 2000+ years old study. The ancient Greeks did anatomy long ago! Aware of human anatomy is critical to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy study usually was through dissection, but today novel technology permits knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your San Jose chiropractor is well-trained in anatomy. Your San Jose chiropractor’s knowledge of anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for San Jose back pain relief. 

ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Motivation

Learning new material can be intimidating. Healthcare and chiropractic schools are full of learning and students. Students’ reactions to learning anatomy vary: first year dental students were more anxious than chiropractic students; second year chiropractic students valued anatomy education more than medical students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy performance were interwoven in one study. If they were motivated to learn, they performed better in anatomy. (2) Your San Jose chiropractor was very motivated to learn anatomy!

ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology

Challenging the impact of technology on anatomy knowledge, researchers presented videos with chiropractic students as extra resources for their study. Of the 71% of students who chose to also use video to learn in addition to dissection, 82% stated the videos were “helpful” and 73% viewed them as “an enjoyable way to study”. (3) That’s a good use of tech!

ANATOMY IN CHIROPRACTIC SCHOOL

Anatomy is put to good use in chiropractic. Chiropractic obliges a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school curricula is designed to enhance anatomy knowledge every year of the program. Retrieving the knowledge when needed in clinical practice is the target. A survey of chiropractic students found that they showed significant increase in knowledge throughout the program as expected. (4) Anatomy instruction in chiropractic education is similar in design, delivery and assessment, particularly for topographical anatomy and neuroanatomy. (5) It appears that learning anatomy in the classroom combined with seeing how the knowledge is applied in the clinical context increased students’ learning and motivation to learn. (6)

ANATOMY IN PRACTICE

Anatomy has been one of the key preclinical subjects in chiropractic education. Its importance is well-known. Connecting clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the later years of school benefit chiropractors as they enter clinical practice upon graduation and after.  (7) Surveyed practicing chiropractors stated that the most pertinent and applicable course for clinical practice in chiropractic school was neuroanatomy (100% agreement). Gross anatomy (99.2%) and histology (86%) were next in line of importance. Anatomy is highly pertinent to clinical practice. (8) Your San Jose chiropractor at Chiropractic Solutions brings everything together: examination findings and anatomy to care for and alleviate your pain.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Michael McMurray  on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains spinal stenosis anatomically and how The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helps relieve its pain.

Schedule your next San Jose chiropractic appointments with Chiropractic Solutions. There is no need to be grossed out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor knows anatomy to lessen your San Jose back pain, neck pain, and other spine-related pain.

Chiropractic Solutions proudly delivers chiropractic care based on knowledge of anatomy to diagnose and treat spine related pain. 
 
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