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Chiropractic Training
by S Hall in Education
Also called chiropractic physicians and doctors of chiropractic, chiropractors accounted for approximately 49,100 jobs in the United States in 2008, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Most have an independent practice, and some specialize in areas such as orthopedics and pediatrics. FunctionFormal training teaches prospective chiropractors how to properly treat and diagnose health probl

Chiropractic History
by Milander in Health
In the last century, chiropractic has claimed many adherents but also garnered numerous critics. This controversial therapy is based on the idea that many ailments can be cured by manually adjusting the spine. Chiropractors eschew drugs and surgery, instead focusing on spinal misalignments called "subluxations." Ancient Greek Origins?The inspiration for chiropractic comes from ancient Greece.Pa

What Is a Chiropractic Doctor?
by redha in Careers & Job Searching
Chiropractic doctors diagnose and treat problems with the musculoskeletal system related to the spine. They work to align vertebrae to obtain a positive affect on the nervous system which they believe will result in better health. Conditions chiropractic doctors treat include asthma, back pain, headaches and carpal tunnel syndrome. CollegeNinety semester hours of college course work is require

Can an HSA Be Used to Pay for Chiropractic Care?
by eroussel in Health
HSA's, or Health Savings Accounts, are tax preferred accounts similar to 401(k) plans. Money deposited in the account is done so on a tax-free basis. Earnings and interest on the account aren't taxed. But money from an HSA that isn't spent on qualified medical expenses is taxed as income, plus an additional 10 percent penalty. Chiropractic care is a qualified medical expense under IRS guidelines.

How to Use a Chiropractic Activator
by sdifox in Health
The activator technique, also known as AMCT (Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique), is a chiropractic technique that delivers a high speed, low force adjustment. Chiropractors worldwide use this technique/tool to adjust patients that may be contraindicated for a manual adjustment procedure. It is most often used in children or the elderly when it is believed that a manual adjustment might deli

What Is Chiropractic School Like?
by Sweden in Education
To get their degrees, doctors of chiropractic medicine go through a demanding curricula. Most chiropractic schools now recommend that incoming students have an undergraduate degree with coursework in English, the social sciences, sciences and mathematics. Then they go on to the chiropractic college. Before being permitted to practice, they must pass several national chiropractic boards, in additio

Chiropractic Therapy for MS
by poofyhairguy in Health
Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is a debilitating disease which can lead to paralysis. It's caused by a malfunctioning immune system which destroys the protective coating around the nerves. After that coating is gone, some parts of the body have difficulty communicating with the brain, which results in the inability to move those parts of the body. Although multiple sclerosis cannot be cured, there are

About Chiropractic Medicine
by Brazen in Health
Chiropractic care is the third-largest area of medicine, yet it is one of the most misunderstood medical professions. Chiropractors have been called "quacks" for nearly a century, but recent popularity has caused many people to rethink their ideas about this branch of medicine. Whether you are suffering from back pain or a chronic medical condition, you may find that a visit to the chiro

How to Become a Chiropractic Assistant
by Chook2330 in Careers & Job Searching
A chiropractic assistant assists a chiropractor in many ways, keeping office operations running smoothly. You may help individuals who have been in a car accident fill out an accident report, verify health insurance benefits and file insurance claims, perform light medical transcription and assist in office clean-up, among other administrative duties. Not all states require, or even offer, formal

Chiropractic Care for Children
by damomurf in Health
Many parents are now starting to take their children for chiropractic care. Studies show that infants can benefit from chiropractic care following birth. This is because birth can be just as traumatic for babies as for their mothers. As children grow, more and more activities can create even more reasons to continue chiropractic care. Chiropractors can help your child grow to her best.Image by

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