Sandy Springs 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 did anatomy long ago! Understanding human anatomy is vital to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy knowledge usually was via dissection, but today novel technology permits knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Sandy Springs chiropractor is well-trained in anatomy. Your Sandy Springs chiropractor’s knowledge of anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Sandy Springs 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 are different: first year dental students were more anxious than chiropractic students; 2nd year chiropractic students appreciated anatomy education more than med 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 Sandy Springs chiropractor was very motivated to learn anatomy!

ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology

Testing the impact of technology on anatomy knowledge, researchers shared videos with chiropractic students as bonus resources for their study. Of the 71% of students who chose to study anatomy on video in addition to dissection, 82% said 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

Chiropractic puts anatomy to good use! Chiropractic obliges a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school curricula is designed to enhance anatomy knowledge every year of the program. Remembering the knowledge when useful in clinical practice is the goal. A survey of chiropractic students revealed that they showed significant increase 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 boosted students’ learning and motivation to learn. (6)

ANATOMY IN PRACTICE

Anatomy has been one of the main preclinical subjects in chiropractic education. Its importance is well-known. Linking clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the late years of school help chiropractors as they start clinical practice upon graduation and after.  (7) Surveyed practicing chiropractors reported 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 the next two top important courses. Anatomy is highly relevant to clinical practice. (8) Your Sandy Springs chiropractor at Cross 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 Sandy Springs chiropractic appointments with Cross Chiropractic Center. There’s no need to be grossed out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor understands anatomy to ease your Sandy Springs back pain, neck pain, and other spine-related pain.

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