Welcome Arizona Spinal Care's chiropractic knowledge center. Here, you will find a variety of information relating to chiropractic care - from what chiropractors do and conditions treated, to chiropractic research studies and education.
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There are a number of factors determining your speed of recovery. They are:
1) The type of injury and it's location
2) If it's an acute (one time) or chronic (repeating) injury
3) Your age
4) Your lifestyle, including diet, stress, job, alcohol consumption, smoking, etc.
5) How quickly you seek treatment after injury
We like it when our patients feel better immediately, even if just for a few minutes. However, everyone heals at a different rate. Your recovery may take only a few visits, a few weeks or require ongoing, supportive care.
We work with you to define your goals and establish a regimen for getting results. If we do not see the results we expect within a standard, acceptable time, we will either conduct additional testing and/or refer you to a medical specialist.
We use various chiropractic techniques and styles based on the combination of the latest research, patient comfort and doctor philosophy. We also combine this with physiotherapy and other wellness techniques to help you feel better.
The doctors and staff at Arizona Spinal Care work closely with our patients to select the most appropriate and preferred methods for treatment.
Always feel free to ask your doctor about treatment options and your preferences.
Chiropractors go through an intense education to graduate as a Doctor of Chiropractic. Their curriculum includes:
1) Completion of at least two years undergraduate study, with a focus on the sciences
2) Four years of Chiropractic Education
3) Pass post-graduate written and oral board exams, at both state and national levels
4) At least 900 hours of work as a chiropractic intern
Their curriculum will include over 3000 hours of study in many of the same subjects as medical doctors, including anatomy, physiology, pathology, geriatrics,pediatrics, chemistry, microbiology, diagnosis, dermatology, neurology, radiology, psychology-psychiatry and orthopedics.
They are also required to have training in physio-therapies, x-ray and laboratory diagnostics.
Chiropractic actual means to "practice by hand".
Founded as a profession in 1898, Chiropractic is the art and science of adjusting/manipulating the articulations of the joints with the aid of physiotherapy and nutrition.
For more information, please visit:
American Chiropractic Association: http://www.acatoday.org/level2_css.cfm?T1ID=13&T2ID=61