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

Gross. Macroscopic. Microscopic. Topographical. Sounds like we’re talking about geography or something, but it’s really human anatomy. Anatomy is a 2000+ years old study. The ancient Greeks started anatomy long ago! Aware of human anatomy is critical to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy study typically was through dissection, but today new technology permits knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Vancouver chiropractor is well-trained in anatomy. Your Vancouver chiropractor’s knowledge of anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Vancouver 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 valued anatomy education more than med students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy performance were intertwined in one study. If they were motivated to learn, they performed better in anatomy. (2) Your Vancouver chiropractor was highly motivated to learn anatomy!

ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology

Challenging 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% viewed them as “an enjoyable way to study”. (3) That’s a good use of tech!

ANATOMY IN CHIROPRACTIC SCHOOL

Anatomy is put to good use in chiropractic. Chiropractic requires a solid knowledge foundation of musculoskeletal anatomy. Chiropractic school curricula is created to enrich anatomy knowledge every year of the program. Retrieving the knowledge when needed in clinical practice is the target. A survey of chiropractic students revealed 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, especially for topographical anatomy and neuroanatomy. (5) It seems that learning anatomy in the classroom combined 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 topics in chiropractic education. Its importance is well-acknowledged. Connecting clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the latter years of school benefit 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 pertinent to clinical practice. (8) Your Vancouver chiropractor at Vancouver Disc Centers brings everything together: examination 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 Vancouver chiropractic appointments with Vancouver Disc Centers. There is no need to be grossed out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor knows anatomy to lessen your Vancouver back pain, neck pain, and other spine-related pain.

Vancouver Disc Centers proudly delivers chiropractic care based on knowledge of anatomy to diagnose and treat spine related pain. 
 
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