The Chiropractor’s Education

Most people will be glad to know the education your chiropractor received was very extensive and demanding. The average medical doctor will attend approximately 4,250 hours of education depending on the specialty and the average doctor of chiropractic has attended 4,485 hours of education.

Dr. Leonard uses acupuncture techniques on a patient.After 2 to 4 years of undergraduate work in basic sciences, a rigorous 3-5 year chiropractic program begins, which is very similar to that of medical school. Course requirements include gross anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, radiology, spinal and extremity adjusting techniques, along with other health related subjects. Doctors of chiropractic are also trained in identifying disorders that are beyond their scope of practice and when various outside medical referrals are needed.

After graduation, national board exams must have been passed before a license to practice chiropractic will be granted. Each state requires continuing education and the majority of chiropractors routinely exceed the CE requirements.

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