Chiropractic Physicians are Doctors of Chiropractic, or “DCs,” which is why you see the initials DC to the right of DrC‘s name (M Castaneda, DC, BA, CPN).
Today’s Doctors of Chiropractic (or “DCs”) are trained as “Primary Health Care Providers,”
which means they are practitioners of the healing arts that are trained to: Examine patients; analyze the results of tests; diagnose; and treat the patient’s health condition(s), as well as advise patients about methods of preventive health care. Consequently, Chiropractic Physicians can also do physical examinations for schools, sports, or work, and know how to refer to specialists when needed.
In practice, some DCs choose to narrow their scope of practice to serve in a more focused manner, and often refer to themselves as “Chiropractors” (as opposed to “Chiropractic Physicians”). This does not mean their training was any less comprehensive. It generally just means they have chosen to focus more on applying the Chiropractic (and less on the medical) aspects of their training, often because they seek to serve people better with their unique, non-duplicative skill set.
Many people are unaware of all the training that Chiropractic Physicians (or “Doctors of Chiropractic”) have gone through. To illustrate the complexity and depth of a Chiropractor’s studies, below is presented an overview of the training of a DC (Doctor of Chiropractic) and that of a conventional MD (Medical Doctor) below.
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COMPARISON BETWEEN THE TRAINING OF CHIROPRACTIC PHYSICIANS AND MEDICAL PHYSICIANS
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|Course (Class)||Doctor of Chiropractic
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(The class hours for basic science comparisons were compiled and averaged following a review of curricula of 18 chiropractic colleges and 22 medical schools.) By Ronald J. Grisanti D.C.,D.A.B.C.O.,M.S.
Chiropractors and medical doctors have similar training regarding how the body works.
However, their approach to healing is different.
Sometimes, people imagine that it is a good idea to ask their Medical Doctor if Chiropractic can help them. However, Medical Doctors do not receive any training in Chiropractic – just as Doctors of Chiropractic do not (normally) receive any training in pharmacology or dentistry.
Although Chiropractic is ultimately not about symptoms, research by the MEADE STUDY showed Chiropractic care yields superior results (compared to medical care) for low back complaints. Research also shows that Chiropractic care leads to better results for the treatment of whiplash symptoms. (QUEBEC TASK FORCE).
Chiropractic care has also been shown to be superior to medication in the reduction of symptoms from headaches and migraines.
Chiropractors have been trained to differentiate what they can help, what they cannot help, and what they should co-care. Ask Dr. C if Chiropractic can help you.
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