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Back Doctor Defined

Chiropractors are back doctors and also more than just back doctors. They use what is called a chiropractic adjustment to align the bones in your spine to take pressure off surrounding tissues, muscles, tendons, ligaments, etc.  This misalignment is called a subluxation. Subluxation can be a nagging type or have dire long reaching, long term consequences. A chiropractic adjustment  can be hands only or can use special tables to traction, or separate compressed spinal segments to release tension and create space in your spine so your  vertebral discs and bone structures have more room to move. This chiropractic adjustment releases the pressure surrounding spinal nerves. Back Doctors , Chiropractors release the pressure that is very often the cause of Low back pain, Mid back pain and Neck pain, or sciatic pain. Chiropractors are back doctors that are licensed as health care providers in every U.S. state and dozens of countries around the world.  The chiropractic curriculum takes four years to complete and includes extensive classroom, lab hours, and a clinical residency program. Droctor Kevin O'Hara received his doctorate from Palmer Collage of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. The birth place of chiropractic and the worlds leading chiropractic learning institution and chiropractic research facility. Arlington Heights chiropractor Dr. Kevin O’Hara specializes in Family Chiropractic, “Whole Health for the Whole Family” our chiropractic wellness center is at the border of  Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect. 

Comparison of Hours of Basic Sciences Education in Medical and Chiropractic Schools

                                   CHIROPRACTIC SCHOOLS                    MEDICAL SCHOOLS

 Subject Hours % of Total Hours % of Total
Anatomy  570  40  368  31
Biochemistry  150  11  120  10
Microbiology  120  8  120  10
Public Health  70  5  389  24
Physiology  305  21  142  12
Pathology  205  14  162  14
Total Hours  1,420  100  1,200  100

       Comparisons of the Overall Curriculum Structure for Chiropractic and Medical Schools

                                            MEAN       PERCENT             MEAN   PERCENT

Basic science hours  1,460  29%  1,200  26%
Clinical science hours  3,406  71%  3,467  74%
Chiropractic science hours  1,975  41%  0  0%
Clerkship hours  1405  29%  3,467  74%
Total Contact Hours  4,822  100%  4,667  100%

 Source for both above charts: Center for Studies in Health Policy, Inc., Washington, DC. Personal communication of 1995 unpublished data from Meredith Gonyea, PhD.

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