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Colorado Springs Chiropractor is Well Trained in Anatomy to Care for Your Spine

Gross. Macroscopic. Microscopic. Topographical. Sounds like we’re discussing 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 new technology permits knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Colorado Springs chiropractor is well-trained in anatomy. Your Colorado Springs chiropractor’s knowledge of anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Colorado Springs back pain relief. 

ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Motivation

Learning new information can be intimidating. Healthcare and chiropractic schools are full of learning and students. Students’ reactions to learning anatomy are different: first year dental students were more anxious than chiropractic students; second year chiropractic students appreciated anatomy education more than med 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 Colorado Springs chiropractor was very motivated to learn anatomy!

ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology

Challenging the impact of technology on anatomy knowledge, researchers shared videos with chiropractic students as bonus resources for their study. Of the 71% of students who chose to study anatomy on video as well as dissection, 82% said the videos were “helpful” and 73% saw them as “an enjoyable way to study”. (3) That is a good use of tech!

ANATOMY IN CHIROPRACTIC SCHOOL

Chiropractic puts anatomy to good use! Chiropractic requires a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school curricula is created to enhance anatomy knowledge each year of the program. Retrieving the knowledge when needed in clinical practice is the goal. A survey of chiropractic students revealed that they demonstrated significant rise 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 seems that learning anatomy in the classroom combined with observing how the knowledge is utilized in the clinical context increased students’ learning and motivation to learn. (6)

ANATOMY IN PRACTICE

Anatomy has been one of the main preclinical subjects in chiropractic education. Its significance is well-known. Connecting clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the latter years of school benefit chiropractors as they start clinical practice upon graduation and beyond.  (7) Surveyed practicing chiropractors stated that the most relevant and applicable course for clinical practice in chiropractic school was neuroanatomy (100% agreement). Gross anatomy (99.2%) and histology (86%) were the next two top important courses. Anatomy is highly relevant to clinical practice. (8) Your Colorado Springs chiropractor at The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR ties everything together: exam findings and anatomy to treat and relieve 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 Colorado Springs chiropractic appointments with The Chiropractic TRUhealthDR. There’s no need to be grossed out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor knows anatomy to ease your Colorado Springs back pain, neck pain, and other spine-related pain.

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