Baton Rouge 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 anatomy long ago! Understanding human anatomy is vital 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 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 information can be intimidating. Healthcare and chiropractic schools are full of learning and students. Students’ reactions to learning anatomy vary: first year dental students were more anxious than chiropractic students; 2nd year chiropractic students valued anatomy education greater than med students. Chiropractic students’ motivation and anatomy performance were interwoven in one study. If they were motivated to learn, they did better in anatomy. (2) Your Baton Rouge chiropractor was highly motivated to learn anatomy!

ANATOMY IN SCHOOL: Technology

Testing the effect 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 also use video to learn in addition to 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

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. Retrieving the knowledge when useful in clinical practice is the goal. A survey of chiropractic students found 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 linked 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 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 relevant 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 Baton Rouge chiropractor at Spine & Sports Rehab Center brings everything together: examination findings and anatomy to care for 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 explains spinal stenosis anatomically and how The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management helps ease its pain.

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

Spine & Sports Rehab Center confidently delivers chiropractic care based on knowledge of anatomy to diagnose and treat spine related pain. 
 
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