It’s not uncommon for someone to wonder how much schooling does a chiropractor has.
Is it less the medical school?
Is it a weekend certification?
While you won’t see me in my white coat, wearing a stethoscope around my neck daily to impress upon you my qualifications, I can tell you this: as a chiropractor, we’re primary care physicians, which means we need to have all of the background medical knowledge to make sure that you are in the right place in our office.
Chiropractors complete a rigorous academic schedule and must pass four National Board Examinations to practice.
In the medical world, they also complete a rigorous academic schedule and are well trained in medication and what medications they might need.
There’s a big difference between the two when it comes to how we care for our patients.
Our background classes are the same.
Chiropractic school requires on average, 200 hours more of education, particularly in anatomy, physiology, neurology, and radiology compared to medical school.
I probably spent more hours in an anatomy lab than almost anyone else you know.
My job as your chiropractor is to find the root cause of the miscommunication in your nervous system.
I help to make sure you’re taking the best possible care of your body you can so that you’re feeling like you’re living your life as close to 100% as possible.