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What You Should Know About Chiropractor Training

By Stepy Kamei

So, you've decided that you're ready to learn more about the nature of chiropractic care. Maybe you have a friend or family member who absolutely swears by the benefits of seeing their chiropractor, or maybe your primary healthcare provider has recommended you give a chiropractic session a try for a specific health ailment you may be currently dealing with. Whatever the reason, it's never a bad time to start learning more about chiropractic care! It's especially important to learn about this specific field of healthcare given how many myths and misconceptions still pervade our society despite it helping millions of satisfied clients every year. Keep on reading to dispel the myths that you may have heard your whole life -- and learn more about what chiropractors can do to benefit your overall health and wellness.

Yes, Chiropractors are Licensed

Despite the persistent rumor that chiropractors aren't "real" doctors, doctors of chiropractic have the word "doctor" in their titles for a legitimate reason. It helps reassure many potential patients to learn that chiropractors have just as much education and training as a typical primary care physician, in addition to a specific concentration on treating injuries and disorders relating to the musculoskeletal system. This system is comprised of the ligaments, joints, and muscles of the spinal column as well as the body's extremities. A minimum of four years of medical education is required to even begin training for the specifications of chiropractic care, which comprises at least another four years of hard work and studying. Once these minimum education requirements are met, the aspiring doctor of chiropractic next has to actually be accepted into an accredited chiropractic college. Here, the education consists of human anatomy, neurology, orthopedics, physiology, and clinical diagnosis.

Amazingly, theses years of tireless work and effort tend to add up to around 4,200 hours of clinical, lab, and classroom experience combined. Furthermore, the course that chiropractors train and learn from is approved by an accrediting agency known as the Council on Chiropractic Education. This is an agency that is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Hopefully as you learn more about just how seriously doctors of chiropractic take their practice, you will be willing to give chiropractic a try yourself! Come on in to your nearest The Joint Chiropractic clinic to start on the path to better health and wellness today. With flexible weekend and evening hours and affordable rates, putting your well-being front and center has never been easier!

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex. 

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