Your Nashua chiropractor knows your spine! Moriarty Chiropractic knows anatomy. Back in chiropractic school, your chiropractor studied much about anatomy of the spine and utilizes that knowledge every day. 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 walks through the door! It’s so exciting! (Aren’t you happy someone finds it exciting?)
LEARNING ANATOMY IN SCHOOL
When we were in school, we were all guilty of learning just to pass an exam. Going to professional school, such learning is more vital than ever since it will impact everyday work. (How much do you remember from your school days?) An international survey of chiropractors and anatomists found that chiropractors thought that a higher level of anatomy instruction during chiropractic school was beneficial for clinical practice, allowing better understanding, application, and analysis of anatomical material to support 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 reported that they knew their anatomy and demonstrated it in a test showing their knowledge. This was compared to the equivalent in their chiropractic student counterparts. The chiropractors showed that they retained their knowledge of anatomy - and knew they did! – contradicting the thought that chiropractic practitioners may not retain it after a period of time. Knowledge of anatomy is used daily in chiropractic practice, and chiropractors understand their anatomy. (2) Your Nashua chiropractor does! We’ll be happy to talk about it!
SPINAL ANATOMY KNOWLEDGE PUT TO USE IN CHIROPRACTIC CLINICAL PRACTICE
Performing spinal manipulation every day applies knowledge of the spine’s anatomy every day. The most ordinary reasons people said they sought 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 receive a lot 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 explained that musculoskeletal pain increased the risk of cardiovascular events. (4) Come feel 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 performing the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.
Schedule your Nashua appointment with Moriarty Chiropractic. Knowledge of the spine’s anatomy is put to good use to ease spine, back, neck, and musculoskeletal pain. We’re excited to share our knowledge of anatomy and spinal care with you!