Baton Rouge 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! Aware of human anatomy is vital to healthcare practitioners…and their patients! Anatomy knowledge usually was via dissection, but today novel technology allows knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Baton Rouge chiropractor is well-trained in anatomy. Your Baton Rouge chiropractor’s knowledge of anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Baton Rouge back pain relief. 

ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Motivation

Learning new material 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 greater than med students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy performance were intertwined in 1 study. If they were motivated to learn, they performed better in anatomy. (2) Your Baton Rouge chiropractor was very motivated to learn anatomy!

ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology

Challenging the impact of technology on anatomy knowledge, researchers presented videos with chiropractic students as additional resources for their study. Of the 71% of students who chose to also use video to learn in addition to dissection, 82% stated the videos were “helpful” and 73% saw 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 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, particularly 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 increased students’ learning and motivation to learn. (6)

ANATOMY IN PRACTICE

Anatomy has been one of the key preclinical topics in chiropractic education. Its significance is well-acknowledged. Connecting clinical skills to anatomy knowledge in the late years of school help chiropractors as they enter clinical practice upon graduation and beyond.  (7) Surveyed practicing chiropractors stated that the most pertinent 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 Baton Rouge chiropractor at Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation ties everything together: exam findings and anatomy to treat and relieve 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 describes spinal stenosis anatomically and how The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helps relieve its pain.

Schedule your next Baton Rouge chiropractic appointments with Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation. There’s no need to be grossed out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor understands anatomy to relieve your Baton Rouge back pain, neck pain, and other spine-related pain.

Capitol Spine & Rehabilitation confidently delivers chiropractic care based on knowledge of anatomy to diagnose and treat spine related pain. 
 
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