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1. How large is the chiropractic profession?
2. How many people see chiropractors?
3. Are chiropractors educated as well medical doctors (MDs) and osteopaths (DOs)?
Semesters 1-3: Becoming Knowledgeable Discover the relationship between anatomy, physiology, and histology and the human nervous system. Broaden your basic medical science knowledge — learn as much as students learn in med school. Learn to read medical charts. Discover the power of palpation with proper adjusting skills. Become comfortable with the human body and how it functions. Conduct physical examinations, apply clinical knowledge, and make diagnoses.
Semesters 4-6: Becoming Confident Practice diversified adjusting techniques on classmates and in other standardized settings. Develop the knowledge, skills, and attitude necessary for the treatment of the spine, and the entire musculoskeletal system. Discover how prescription drugs often alter presenting symptoms (and how you can get to the root of the problem). Learn the effects of good nutrition (and the negative affects of a poor diet) on the body. Produce and interpret radiographs to make differential diagnoses in the clinical setting. Determine the validity and usefulness of research as it applies to chiropractic.
Semesters 7-10: Becoming Successful Explore specialized chiropractic procedures that complement adjustive procedures. Develop your own technique style by adjusting different body types. Learn how diagnosis works with clinical chiropractic applications relating to dermatology, psychology, pediatrics, geriatrics, obstetrics/gynecology, and eyes/ears/nose/throat. Treat actual patients through clinical internships in terms 8, 9, and 10, in which you'll perform histories and physical examinations, make diagnoses, and devise management plans. Learn how to establish your own practice (with courses in insurance, collections, patient management, practice management, legal issues, and marketing).
4. Do I have to see my medical doctor before I see a chiropractor?
No, Chiropractors are considered in California to be classified as primary health care providers, able to diagnosis and or refer to the proper medical specality if needed.
5. Does a chiropractor have to have a license to practice?
Yes, Licensure is controled by the Board of Chiropractic Examiners.
6. Is chiropractic recognized by government agencies?
7. I've heard that chiropractic really doesn't have a scientific basis. What are the facts?
8. Is chiropractic care expensive?
9. Does chiropractic treat any other problems except back problems?
10. Could I be hurt by chiropractic care? Is it really safe?
11. Can a person who had back surgery see a chiropractor?
12. Is it OK to see a chiropractor if I'm pregnant?
13. Can a Chiropractor help with painful bone spurs?
14. When a license is granted to a chiropractor, what does this mean to the public?
15. What can the public expect from a doctor of chiropractic?
16. I'm looking for a state licensing board so I know the requirements to practice in that state. Where do I find this information?
17. Why won't my medical doctor refer me to a chiropractor? I think it would help.
18. Do chiropractors treat conditions other than back pain?
19. I have heard that once I start chiropractic care, I'll have to continue with it for the rest of my life. Is this true?