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McHenry 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 is really human anatomy. Anatomy is a 2000+ years old study. The ancient Greeks started it long ago! Understanding human anatomy is critical to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy study typically was via dissection, but today new technology allows knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your McHenry chiropractor is well-trained in anatomy. Your McHenry chiropractor’s knowledge of anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for McHenry back pain relief. 

ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Motivation

Learning new information 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 appreciated anatomy education greater than medical students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy performance were intertwined in 1 study. If they were motivated to learn, they did better in anatomy. (2) Your McHenry chiropractor was highly motivated to learn anatomy!

ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology

Challenging the impact of technology on anatomy knowledge, researchers shared videos with chiropractic students as extra 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% viewed them as “an enjoyable way to study”. (3) That is a good use of tech!

ANATOMY IN CHIROPRACTIC SCHOOL

Anatomy is put to good use in chiropractic. Chiropractic obliges 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 useful in clinical practice is the target. A survey of chiropractic students revealed that they demonstrated significant increase 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 appears that learning anatomy in the classroom linked with seeing how the knowledge is utilized in the clinical context boosted students’ learning and motivation to learn. (6)

ANATOMY IN PRACTICE

Anatomy has been one of the key preclinical subjects in chiropractic education. Its significance is well-acknowledged. Linking clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the latter years of school benefit chiropractors as they start clinical practice upon graduation and after.  (7) Surveyed practicing chiropractors stated 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 McHenry chiropractor at Spengel Chiropractic 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 ease its pain.

Schedule your next McHenry chiropractic appointments with Spengel Chiropractic. There’s no need to be grossed out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor understands anatomy to ease your McHenry back pain, neck pain, and other spine-related pain.

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