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

Gross. Macroscopic. Microscopic. Topographical. Sounds like we’re discussing 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 knowledge usually was via dissection, but today novel technology allows knowledge of the body without it. (1) Your Pflugerville chiropractor is well-trained in anatomy. Your Pflugerville chiropractor’s knowledge of anatomy informs your treatment plan from exam to nutrition to treatment for Pflugerville 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; second year chiropractic students appreciated anatomy education greater than medical students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy performance were intertwined in one study. If they were motivated to learn, they did better in anatomy. (2) Your Pflugerville chiropractor was very motivated to learn anatomy!

ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology

Challenging the impact 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 also use video to learn as well as dissection, 82% said 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 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 goal. A survey of chiropractic students revealed that they showed 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 appears that learning anatomy in the classroom combined with seeing how the knowledge is utilized in the clinical context enhanced 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 later years of school help 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 the next two top important courses. Anatomy is highly pertinent to clinical practice. (8) Your Pflugerville chiropractor at Pflugerville Wellness Center ties everything together: examination findings and anatomy to care for 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 Pflugerville chiropractic appointments with Pflugerville Wellness Center. There’s no need to be grossed out by anatomy! Be pleased that your chiropractor knows anatomy to ease your Pflugerville back pain, neck pain, and other spine-related pain.

Pflugerville Wellness Center confidently delivers chiropractic care based on knowledge of anatomy to diagnose and treat spine related pain. 
 
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