Executive Chiropractic of Iowa Knows Anatomy Well, Knows Your Spine Well

Your West Des Moines chiropractor knows your spine! Executive Chiropractic of Iowa understands anatomy. Back in chiropractic school, your chiropractor learned a lot about anatomy of the spine and puts that knowledge to use daily. Knowledge of the spine’s anatomy is always at the forefront of your chiropractor’s mind as you and each spine pain, neck pain, back pain patient comes into the practice! It’s so exciting! (Are you not you glad someone finds it exciting?)

LEARNING ANATOMY IN SCHOOL

Going through school, we’re all guilty of learning just to pass a test. When in professional school, such learning is more vital than ever since it will affect everyday work. (How much do you remember from your school days?) An international survey of chiropractors and anatomists found that chiropractors felt that a higher level of anatomy instruction during chiropractic school was beneficial for clinical practice, permitting better understanding, application, and analysis of anatomical material to substantiate 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 rated their knowledge of anatomy and demonstrated it in a test showing their knowledge. This was contrasted to the equivalent in their chiropractic student counterparts. The chiropractors showed that they retained their knowledge of anatomy - and knew they did! – breaking the hypothesis that chiropractic practitioners may not keep it after school. Knowledge of anatomy is used daily in chiropractic practice, and chiropractors know their anatomy. (2) Your West Des Moines chiropractor does! We will be happy to talk about it!

SPINAL ANATOMY KNOWLEDGE PUT TO USE IN CHIROPRACTIC CLINICAL PRACTICE

Performing spinal manipulation every day utilizes knowledge of the spine’s anatomy every day. The most common reasons people reported seeking chiropractic care were low back pain (49.7%), neck pain (22.5%), and extremity issues (10.0%). The typical treatment they experienced were spinal manipulation (79.3%), soft tissue therapy (35.1%), and formal patient education (31.3%). (3) Spinal conditions receive plenty of attention from chiropractic patients and their chiropractors, of course! But positive 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 patients with musculoskeletal pain (ie, back pain, spine pain, neck pain, etc.). The researchers stated that musculoskeletal pain intensified the risk of cardiovascular events. (4) Come feel these benefits of chiropractic treatment based on knowledge of the spine’s anatomy.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he shares the case of thoracic spine treatment in this case for pain relief of a disc herniation performing the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your West Des Moines appointment with Executive Chiropractic of Iowa. Spinal anatomy knowledge 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!

 
Executive Chiropractic of Iowa understands spinal anatomy well – a benefit to everyday chiropractic practice! 
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