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Chiropractic is from Greek words meaning done by hand. It is a system of healing or therapy that deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. The method of treatment commonly involves manipulation of the spinal column and other body structures. It is grounded in the principle that the body can heal itself when the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems are all functioning properly.
Not a medical school per se, but you do need to go to an accredited chiropractic college (after getting your undergraduate degree) in order to be licensed anywhere in the U.S. or Canada. In North America: Before a student can attend a chiropractic college he/she must complete at least 3 years of a…
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To date there is no evidence to suggest that spinal manipulation, done by a doctor of chiropractic or another health care professional, can cause a bulging disk in the neck or any other area of the spine. Of course, if an adjustment is attempted by an unskilled individual the risks of side-effects a…
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according to bls.gov the bottom 10% in those states make $30-45k/year (meaning 1st year out) the median is $60-80k and the mean is $75-100k
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It's what most doctors tend to do when they can't easily diagnose the problem with the patient. Most physicians want patients that have clear cut issues to they can be treated (and billed) quickly, then the physicians move to the next "assembly line" patient. This is obviously NOT the REAL answer to…
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No. In fact, alot of research has shown that having joints that do not move properly, or do not move enough, can cause arthritis. Chiropractic treatments often involve restoring normal motion to the joints. This means, regular chiropractic treatment may in fact reduce the chance of getting arthriti…
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When you use a muscle repeatedly, it eventually uses up all of the oxygen in the muscle. At that point the body shifts to another type of chemical reaction for energy that results in lactic acid build up. This is the burning feeling you get when you have done as many reps as you can of a given exer…
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Chiropractors adjust the joints of the spine and extremities (except in a couple of states they only work on the spine). Some Chiropractors are concerned with restoring alignment of the spine and other joints while other Chiropractors restore proper motion to joint segments. All of this is meant to …
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For some info, see link below:http://chiropractic-techniques.suite101.com/article.cf/electric_muscle_stimulation_therapyAlternatively, Please go onto www.google.comAsk: Side effects of electrical currents used in chiropractic care
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Chiropractic Qualifications In North America: Before a student can attend a chiropractic college he/she must complete at least 3 years of an undergraduate university degree (eg: bachelor of science).Students with other undergraduate degrees (eg: BA) are also eligible for chiropractic college, but …
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The complete answer to this depends on which country the chiropractor has graduated from their chiropractic program. Although the term doctor historically means "teacher" (thus only a PhD is a true doctor in the historical sense), today our world considers a doctor to be anyone who has graduated fr…
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Doctors of Chiropractic are experts in the field of non-surgical spinal health care. In addition, They are doctors who specialize in the function of the joints and nervous system. Chiropractors treat most neuromuskuloskeletal conditions. Common conditions that chiropractors treat are back pain, neck…
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Joint manipulation is often refered to as a chiropractic adjustment. This is the specialty of doctors of chiropractic (DC), but is also increasingly being performed by doctors of osteopathy and physiotherapists, especially as research continues to show areas where it has value. What does the researc…
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Before a student can attend a Chiropractic college he/she must complete at least 3 years of an undergraduate university degree (eg: bachelor of science). Most students at Chiropractic colleges (at least in N. America) have completed their undergraduate degree. Once you complete at least 3 years of a…
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An exercise instructor in this setting instructs patients in exercises that help their adjustments hold and strengthens their muscles. This may involve the TENS units as well.
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Doctors of Chiropractic are experts in the field of non-surgical spinal health care. In addition, They are doctors who specialize in the function of the joints and nervous system. Chiropractors treat most neuromuskuloskeletal conditions. Common conditions that chiropractors treat are back pain, neck…
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To date, no research has been done to investigate the effects of spinal manipulation, or any other form of therapy provided by doctors of chiropractic, on memory or mental acuity. I am sure that there are some patients of chiropractic who would claim to have had improvements in memory or other menta…
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This would entirely depend on the specific job description and the chiropractor hiring the assistant. Different chiropractors will use an assistant to perform different task, dependant on how the doctor treats, what specialty he/she is in, etc. Chiropractic assistants can make as little as minimum w…
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Chiropractic Technique is how we as Chiropractors perform the adjustment to your spine. There are many techniques by name. They are as follows. Gonstead, Diversified, SOT, Cranial, Toggle Recoil, Nucca and many more.Dr.Nicholas Sheffer, D. C.
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Some of the advantages of chiropractic medicine are that: 1) It is effective for the treatment of many neuromusculoskeletal conditions, such as back pain, neck pain, headaches, etc. 2) It has very few and uncommon side effects (sprains, strains, fracture) compared to alternative treatments that …
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"Cracking" your back is not so bad at all if you are a young and healthy individual. The concern tends to be that there are some risks associated, such as fracture, sprain, strain, etc. These risks are very low when an adjustment ("cracking") is performed by a skilled professional (eg: doctor of chi…
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Doctors of Chiropractic are experts in the field of non-surgical spinal health care. In addition, they are doctors who specialize in the function of the joints and nervous system. Doctors of chiropractic primarily treat neuromusculoskeletal disorders without the use of drugs and surgery. Chiroprac…
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I work for a Chiropractor in Sheboygan, WI. I am trained in Radiology and Chiropractic Therapies and modalities. I make $13.00 per hour.
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The original theory of chiropractic 100 years ago was that illness occurs due to "subluxations", which was defined as the vertebrae causing impingement of the adjacent nerve roots. Chiropractic manipulations were thought to move the vertebrae back into alignment and reduce the pressure on these nerv…
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Chiropractic is a hands-on health care discipline that focuses on the treatment and prevention of disorders related to the spine, pelvis, nervous system, joints and muscles. Chiropractic therapy aims to allow your body to function optimally so that it can resist disease. This is done in a variety of…
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The schedule for chiropractors differ depending on the office. Some chiropractors work for themselves, and take appointments seven days a week. Other chiropractors have a Monday through Friday, 9 to 5 drop office.
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The amount of money that an American would spend on a particular chiropractic appointment completely depends on the chiropractor that they go to. However, when looking at chiropractics and other forms of alternative medicine, Americans spent $33.9 billion out-of-pocket on complementary and alternati…
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Chiropractic is indeed "legit" and has been an effective form of health care for over 100 years. Chiropractic now represents the third largest used form of health care in North America, after medicine and dentistry (1). Before a student can attend chiropractic college they must complete a 4 year uni…
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If by physician you mean a medical doctor a chiropractor is not a physician. Chiropractic care is considered to be complementary and alternative medicine by mainstream healthcare. Chiropractors are not licensed to provide primary medical care, perform major surgery or write medical prescription…
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Ischium i would like to know what i can do or what kind of Dr. i can go see about this pain ..it is the bone u sit on .. it hurts if i sit too long ,walk too far,or even standing too long
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It will depend on the jurisdiction. A debt can be set at anything from a couple of years to 15 years. And the format of the agreement is important as well. You'll have to check what applies for your location.
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Chiropractic can help many different things. If you are asking "can chiropractic help unclog my sink?" Then you are barking up the wrong tree. If you mean, "does chiropractic help people become healthier, more functional, and have less pain and better quality of life" the answer is yes.
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The "Lumbar" section of the back consists of the five lowest vertabre in the back. (These happen to be above the Sacrum and Coxyx).
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If you think you may have a "slipped disk" (herniation or disk bulge), either a chiropractor (DC), medical doctor (MD) or an osteopathic physician (DO) should be able to determine if this is true, or if your pain is caused by another problem. If it is determined that you indeed have a disk problem, …
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Doctors of Chiropractic are experts in the field of non-surgical spinal health care. In addition, They are doctors who specialize in the function of the joints and nervous system. Chiropractors treat most neuromuskuloskeletal conditions. Common conditions that chiropractors treat are back pain, neck…
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Doctors of Chiropractic are experts in the field of non-surgical spinal health care. In addition, They are doctors who specialize in the function of the joints and nervous system. Chiropractors treat most neuromuskuloskeletal conditions. Common conditions that chiropractors treat are back pain, neck…
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a partial dislocationSublaxation refers to a partial dislocation of bones that leaves the connecting joints misaligned.
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The medical term for slipped disk is a herniated disk. This is when a tear happens in the outer fibrous ring of one of your disks.
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Yes. This is due to a normal variant in the development of the spine called lumbarization. This occurs when the first segment of the sacral spine (which is just below L5 and normally referred to as S1) fails to fuse with the sacrum, resulting in what appears to be a 6th lumbar vertebra, an L6. The …
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For US schools: Almost all chiropractic schools in the US are private and not state subsidized. Chiropractic school is usually divided into 10 trimesters. At about $7-8,000 per trimester, the cost of your chiropractic education comes out to be about $70-80,000. But considering the course load of a c…
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It is said that tremors can be helped with chiropractic services. It is not a cure but it can help relieve some of the symptoms.
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Yes, absolutely. Just make sure they're certified and everything, you know. If the chiropractor in question operates out of the back of an alley somewhere, you should probably stay away. Seriously though, chiropractors are safe. They go through A LOT of education and training to make sure they are s…
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Five. Usually there are five lumbar vertebrae, but some people are born with six.
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sit down. put your hand on your knee. extend your leg as far to the side as possible, then twist inward, towards your body. (works for shoulders too)
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If you think you may have a "slipped disk" (herniation or disk bulge), either a chiropractor (DC), medical doctor (MD) or an osteopathic physician (DO) should be able to determine if this is true, or if your pain is caused by another problem. If it is determined that you indeed have a disk problem, …
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Yes Chiropractors are a legitimately recognized professional that can be of benefit to people with all sorts of pain and diseases. Although commonly associated with back pain, chiropractors can also help <a href="http://www.http://familyspinalcare.com/the-nucca-adjustment">stop neck pain</a…
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If this was your first treatment, some of the muscles in your upper back may feel sore for a few days. There are about 7 layers of muscle in your back and 24 movable bones that make up the spine. The spine can lose normal range of motion, very slowly, over time and when that occurs the muscle get de…
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MUA costs can range. But, two doctors need to perform the procedure at amin of 2000 each, an anesthesiologist is involved and will charge more than that, and the surgical centers fees are a few thousand, and a nurse or or tech is involved. Total, the procedure probably costs 10 thousand. The procedu…
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There are a few types of doctors that could be considered "back doctors." One of the best-known back doctors are chiropractors, but orthopedic surgeons that focus on the spine would also be considered back doctors. Doctors of Chiropractic are experts in the field of non-surgical spinal health care…
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Bone spurs usually limit joint movement and typically cause pain. Visit the related links. It depends on the location of the bone spur. Bone spurs on the lower spine can cause pain and numbness down the legs. On the neck area of the spine they can cause pain and numbness down the arms into the hands…
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A student in North America should expect to complete at least 7-8 years of post-secondary education in order to become a doctor of chiropractic. Before a student can attend a chiropractic college he/she must complete a minimum of 90 semester hours, or three full-time years, of undergraduate courses.…
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Could be: Sick Building Syndrome Short Bowel Syndrome Shaken Baby Syndrome Straight Back Syndrome
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Medicare will only cover the code for an "adjustment", which is 98940. They do not cover anything else, so you should make sure your D.C. is aware of that before he/she begins your treatment. Otherwise you could wind up spending more money than you're prepared for. This is a good point you may want…
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A stethoscope is a device that allows a doctor to hear the sounds of your heart. Essentially the sound is transmitted from either a diaphragm or a bell that is placed on the patient's chest and through tube that splits and travels to both ears of the doctor. The doctor can use this stethoscope to h…
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In short, yes! However, they are not medical doctors, they are Doctors of Chiropractic. Chiropractors are specialists of the spine and primarily treat neuromusculoskeletal conditions. Many people are not aware, in Oregon, chiropractors can perform minor surgery and some even still deliver babies…
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Answer by Puhlaa: The answer to this would depend on how old you are, the severity of the scoliosis and whether the scoliosis is functional or structural. - A structural scoliosis (caused by congenital deformity such as hemivertebrae) can only be corrected with surgery. How severe the curve is wil…
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What does the research say ? -Research has shown that joint manipulation IS effective for: Low back pain; neck pain; migraine and cervicogenic headache; cervicogenic dizziness; and several extremity joint conditions. -Research has shown that joint manipulation MIGHT also be effective for: Mid bac…
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dehydration, electrolyte imbalance and anemia and that is severe, to make the levels drop so much
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There is no significant evidence to show that chiropractic adjustment are good for your back. In fact, they may be harmful. For example, upper neck adjustments have been associated with vertebral artery dissections.
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The Mesoslim C injection is used as a form of slimming treatment. As it is a procedure and not a food or cosmetic item, the FDA are not in a position to state whether or not the injection is dangerous.
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According to the World Health Organization: Chiropractic is a health care profession concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system (i.e., nerves, muscles and joints) and the effects of these disorders on general health. Reference: World Heal…
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Pain in the buttock could be caused by many conditions. Most frequently this is a simple case of sacroiliac joint disfunction or hypertonic gluteal musculature. The fact that the pain does not travel into the thigh suggests that this is not a severe problem; usually the further the pain travels down…
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Only the state agency that licenses that profession within your state can answer this question. Contact them and ask.
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In some men, the Prostate Gland may become enlarged. The causes can be due to a cancer, or a benign condition. The benign condition is called Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, or BPH. In the case of cancer, there will be a whole range of treatments available. In the case of BPH, there may be no treatmen…
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Manipulation is performed to improve joint motion. A properly performed manipulation (typically called an adjustment) is isolated on only joints with restricted movement. The result is an isolated stretch and more normal movement. This should have no negative long-term negative side-effects.Theoreti…
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Although no treatments exist that are completely without risk, spinal manipulation, when performed by a trained health care professional such as a doctor of chiropractic, is one of the safest forms of therapy for the treatment of back pain, neck pain, headaches and other musculoskeletal conditions (…
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Prospective chiropractors are required to have a Doctor of Chiropractic degree which is a postgraduate professional degree that takes 4-5 academic years to complete. Admission to D.C. programs requires at least 90 credits of undergraduate education with pre-requisite courses of basic science includi…
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Doctors of Chiropractic are experts in the field of non-surgical spinal health care. In addition, They are doctors who specialize in the function of the joints and nervous system. Chiropractors treat most neuromuskuloskeletal conditions. Common conditions that chiropractors treat are back pain, neck…
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Doctor of Chiropractic is what DC stands for.
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Chiropractic office receptionists often pull and file medical records, updating and changing them when necessary. They may create new patient files or modify transferred files. Additionally, chiropractic office receptionists often enter patient information into databases. These workers are often res…
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A doctor of chiropractic usually uses their degree to serve the public as a conservative health care professional addressing musculoskeletal issues (chiropractor). Some other things you could do with a doctorate in chiropractic are: Nutritionist / Functional Medicine Specialists Chiropractic Radiol…
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Generally speaking, a goniometer is device used to measure angles. Goniometers are most frequently used in medicine to determine range of motion in a patient's joint. For instance, an injured person may lose some flexibility because of an accident. A goniometer could be used in such a case to hel…
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No, most of the time you cannot even tell if you have them unless you get special imaging of your spine (eg: x-ray or MRI). They are sometimes associated with disorders that can cause some back pain, but on their own, schmorl's nodes are usually clinically irrelevant.
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Kemp's test is an orthopedic exam, depending on whether the patient is seated or standing, that is used to confirm either an intravertebral disc (IVD) lesion (eg. disc herniation), lumbar facet dysfunction/syndrome or it may present positive as a significant other finding of pain during an exam that…
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There is no such board certified chiropractic. It is an incomplete terminology. It must be "board certified chiropractic "something" like orthopedist, neurologist, radiologist...etc. Board certified chiropractic specialist means doctor of chiropractic (DC) who is certified by specialty boards such a…
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From the 2009 Publication "Medicare and You" on www.medicare.gov :"What's NOT Covered by Part A and Part B?Items and services that Medicare doesn't cover include, but aren't limited to, the following:■■Acupuncture. "
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According to a survey study done by Chiropractic Economics in 2008: • Chiropractors collected $280,000 on average in 2007 • Net practice income was $107,500 on average in 2007 (Net practice income is the dollar amount remaining after all taxes and expenses have been paid). • Total DC compens…
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Containment VS Reduction National Cost already offers their clients the ability to contain costs in more than sixty common cost areas, including equipment maintenance, computer supplies and food service. Lee Ferry of National Cost explains that "containment is very different from cost cutting. A bu…
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No.  National University in Illinois does currently have an advanced practice post-doctoral training program to prepare chiropractors with medical training, but as of now no state in the united states defines chiropractors as a medical doctor. 
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Chiropractors must be licensed, which requires 4 years of undergraduate education, the completion of a 4-year chiropractic college course, and passing scores on national and State examinations.Education and training. In 2007, 16 chiropractic programs and 2 chiropractic institutions in the United Sta…
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Chiropractic is a triune of science, philosophy and art: The science revolves around the biomechanics of the human nervous system, muscular system and skeletal system. Also, how these systems interact and how dysfuntion in any of these systems can cause disease. The philosophy is based on the beli…
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equine chiropractic is where a person pops back in joints that are out in a horse. very similar to an animal chiropractician. :)
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Yes, of course. You may wish to choose a profession that does not require heavy lifting or sitting/standing in the same position all day long. I have had Scoliosis for 20 years and I work from home as a result of the disability, but I work full time without too many issues. Choose your work wise…
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The lumbar vertebrae is the spine of the lower back. It gives the body structure and helps people stand up.
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Anyone with a doctorate has completed at least 8 years in university/college, that is a 4 year undergraduate degree and a 4 year postgraduate degree. This includes medical doctors, chiropractors, dentists, optometrists, scientists, veterinarians, etc. However, some doctors spend additional time in…
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A doctor listens to your heart using a stethoscope ...
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The bone that you sit on is also known as the sits bones. The scientific name is the ischium which is a large swelling posteriorly on the superior ramus of the ischium.
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If the tailbone is fractured then the answer is no! Fractured bones are out of the scope of practice of a doctor of chiropractic. If the problem is pain in the tailbone region, and a fracture is only suspected, then doctor of chiropractic may be able to help. They will be able to x-ray you and info…
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True. Placing a support under your wrists (towel, or gel pad) so that you dont have to hold them up while you type will also help.
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The most significant skills you will require to become an equine chiropractor is motivation, good work ethic, and solid study skills. All the other required skills will be acquired during the more than 8 years of schooling that is required to become an equine chiropractor. To become an equine chiro…
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CMCC (in Canada) and New York Chiropractic College are 2 that usually come to mind when I think of chiropractic schools
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There where 17 Indian tribes in Iowa when 2 European men "discovered" it. there names where Louis Joliet and Father Jacques Marquette. They "discovered" it in 1673
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There are no strictly animal chiropractic colleges. To become an equine chiropractor, one must first have a doctorate in chiropractic or a doctorate in veterinary medicine. As such, to answer your question, you need to search for a chiropractic college or a veterinary college. The steps required to…
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Rest, medications and physical therapy are the first treatments for a slipped disk. Surgery may be necessary if other treatments fail to help.
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Prospective chiropractors are required to have a Doctor of Chiropractic degree which is a postgraduate professional degree that takes 4-5 academic years to complete. Admission to D.C. programs requires at least 90 credits of undergraduate education with pre-requisite courses of basic science includi…
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DC is a commonly used abbreviation for Doctor of Chiropractic CA is a commonly used abbreviation for Chiropractic Assistant Some people abbreviate chiropractic colloquially with "chiro"
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In high school you should take all of the core subjects, including math, science, english, physics, chemistry and biology, as this will maximize the options you will have when you are ready to start university or college. This way, if you decide to pursue a career option other than chiropractic you …
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