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Spengel Chiropractic Knows Anatomy Well, Knows Your Spine Well

Your McHenry chiropractor understands your spine! Spengel Chiropractic knows anatomy. Back in chiropractic school, your chiropractor learned a lot about anatomy of the spine and puts that knowledge to use every day. Knowledge of the spine’s anatomy is always at the forefront of your chiropractor’s mind as you and each spine pain, neck pain, back pain patient walks into the practice! It is so exciting! (Are you not you delighted someone finds it exciting?)

LEARNING ANATOMY IN SCHOOL

When we were in school, we’re all guilty of learning only to pass an exam. Going to professional school, such learning is more vital than ever since it will affect everyday work. (How much do you remember from your high school or college days?) An international survey of chiropractors and anatomists described that chiropractors felt that a higher level of anatomy instruction during chiropractic school was advantageous for clinical practice, allowing better understanding, application, and analysis of anatomical information to justify a clinical decision in their daily clinical practice. (1) An Australian study of chiropractors compared their knowledge of anatomy to that of chiropractic students. The chiropractic practitioners rated their knowledge of anatomy and demonstrated it by taking a test of their knowledge. This was compared to the equivalent in their chiropractic student counterparts. The chiropractors showed that they kept their knowledge of anatomy - and knew they did! – contradicting the thought that practicing chiropractors may not keep it after school. Knowledge of anatomy is used daily in chiropractic practice, and chiropractors know their anatomy. (2) Your McHenry chiropractor does! We’ll be happy to talk about it!

SPINAL ANATOMY KNOWLEDGE PUT TO USE IN CHIROPRACTIC CLINICAL PRACTICE

Performing spinal manipulation daily uses knowledge of the spine’s anatomy every day. The most ordinary reasons people reported seeking chiropractic care were low back pain (49.7%), neck pain (22.5%), and extremity issues (10.0%). The most common treatment they received were spinal manipulation (79.3%), soft tissue therapy (35.1%), and formal patient education (31.3%). (3) Spinal conditions get a lot of attention from chiropractic patients and their chiropractors, of course! But positive side effects of chiropractic care materialize in the medical literature as well like potential cardiovascular benefit. In a placebo-controlled, assessor-blinded, randomized trial, researchers described the immediate effects of upper thoracic spine manual therapy on cardiovascular autonomic control of musculoskeletal pain patients (ie, back pain, spine pain, neck pain, etc.). The researchers stated that musculoskeletal pain intensified the risk of cardiovascular events. (4) Come feel these benefits of chiropractic treatment based on knowledge of the spine’s anatomy.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Kurt Olding on The Back Doctors Podcast with Dr. Michael Johnson as he describes thoracic spine treatment in this case for pain relief of a disc herniation using the Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management.

Schedule your McHenry appointment with Spengel Chiropractic. Spinal anatomy knowledge is put to good use to ease spine, back, neck, and musculoskeletal pain. We are excited to share our knowledge of anatomy and spinal care with you!

 
Spengel Chiropractic understands spinal anatomy well – a benefit to everyday chiropractic practice! 
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