Oxford Chiropractor is Well Trained in Anatomy to Care for Your Spine

Gross. Macroscopic. Microscopic. Topographical. Sounds like we’re talking about geography or something, but it’s really human anatomy. Anatomy is a 2000+ years old study. The ancient Greeks did it long ago! Understanding human anatomy is critical to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy study typically was via dissection, but today new technology permits knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Oxford chiropractor is well-trained in anatomy. Your Oxford chiropractor’s knowledge of anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Oxford back pain relief. 

ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Motivation

Learning new material can be intimidating. Healthcare and chiropractic schools are full of learning and students. Students’ reactions to learning anatomy are different: first year dental students were more anxious than chiropractic students; second year chiropractic students appreciated anatomy education greater than med students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy performance were interwoven in one study. If they were motivated to learn, they performed better in anatomy. (2) Your Oxford chiropractor was highly motivated to learn anatomy!

ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology

Testing the effect of technology on anatomy knowledge, researchers presented videos with chiropractic students as extra resources for their study. Of the 71% of students who chose to also use video to learn as well as dissection, 82% stated the videos were “helpful” and 73% saw them as “an enjoyable way to study”. (3) That is a good use of tech!

ANATOMY IN CHIROPRACTIC SCHOOL

Chiropractic puts anatomy to good use! Chiropractic obliges a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school curricula is designed to enhance anatomy knowledge each year of the program. Retrieving the knowledge when needed in clinical practice is the target. A survey of chiropractic students revealed that they demonstrated significant rise in knowledge throughout the program as expected. (4) Anatomy instruction in chiropractic education is similar in design, delivery and assessment, especially for topographical anatomy and neuroanatomy. (5) It seems that learning anatomy in the classroom combined with seeing how the knowledge is applied in the clinical context increased students’ learning and motivation to learn. (6)

ANATOMY IN PRACTICE

Anatomy has been one of the main preclinical topics in chiropractic education. Its importance is well-known. Linking clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the later years of school benefit chiropractors as they enter clinical practice upon graduation and after.  (7) Surveyed practicing chiropractors reported that the most relevant and applicable course for clinical practice in chiropractic school was neuroanatomy (100% agreement). Gross anatomy (99.2%) and histology (86%) were next in line of importance. Anatomy is highly relevant to clinical practice. (8) Your Oxford chiropractor at Satterwhite Chiropractic brings everything together: examination findings and anatomy to treat and alleviate your pain.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Michael McMurray  on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he explains spinal stenosis anatomically and how The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helps relieve its pain.

Schedule your next Oxford chiropractic appointments with Satterwhite Chiropractic. There is no need to be grossed out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor knows anatomy to relieve your Oxford back pain, neck pain, and other spine-related pain.

Satterwhite Chiropractic confidently delivers chiropractic care based on knowledge of anatomy to diagnose and treat spine related pain. 
 
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