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

Gross. Macroscopic. Microscopic. Topographical. Sounds like we are 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! Aware of human anatomy is vital to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy knowledge usually was through dissection, but today new technology permits knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Lynchburg chiropractor is well-trained in anatomy. Your Lynchburg chiropractor’s knowledge of anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Lynchburg 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 vary: first year dental students were more anxious than chiropractic students; second year chiropractic students valued anatomy education greater than med students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy performance were interwoven in 1 study. If they were motivated to learn, they did better in anatomy. (2) Your Lynchburg chiropractor was very motivated to learn anatomy!

ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology

Testing the effect of technology on anatomy knowledge, researchers shared videos with chiropractic students as additional resources for their study. Of the 71% of students who chose to study anatomy on video 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 requires a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school curricula is created to enhance anatomy knowledge every year of the program. Retrieving the knowledge when needed in clinical practice is the goal. A survey of chiropractic students found 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, particularly for topographical anatomy and neuroanatomy. (5) It seems that learning anatomy in the classroom linked with observing how the knowledge is utilized in the clinical context increased students’ learning and motivation to learn. (6)

ANATOMY IN PRACTICE

Anatomy has been one of the main preclinical subjects in chiropractic education. Its value is well-known. Linking clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the later years of school help chiropractors as they start clinical practice upon graduation and beyond.  (7) Surveyed practicing chiropractors stated that the most applicable 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 Lynchburg chiropractor at Palmer Chiropractic Center ties everything together: exam 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 Lynchburg chiropractic appointments with Palmer Chiropractic Center. There’s no need to be grossed out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor understands anatomy to ease your Lynchburg back pain, neck pain, and other spine-related pain.

Palmer Chiropractic Center proudly delivers chiropractic care based on knowledge of anatomy to diagnose and treat spine related pain. 
 
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