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Education for Chiropractic Doctors

Written By Selinger Chiropractic on October 13, 2017

Education for Chiropractic Doctors

If you've decided to visit Lake Worth chiropractor Dr. Craig Selinger, who is also a chiropractor for Lantana residents, you might wonder where he got his education and how his training differs from that of a medical doctor.

The training and education endured by chiropractors is extremely thorough and demanding, similar to that of medical doctors with the exception of pharmacology and surgery.

Prior to entering chiropractic college, the aspiring chiropractor requires 2-4 years (depending on the college attended and the state one wishes to practice in) of premed undergraduate studies. Once completed, the student must next complete 4-5 academic years of studies at a chiropractic college. This includes extensive training in anatomy, physiology, pathology, neurology, radiology, differential diagnosis, chiropractic adjustive techniques, biomechanics , and other health-related studies.

In addition, prior to graduation each student must successfully complete several hundred clinical hours of "real" patient management in a clinical setting under professional supervision. Most chiropractic colleges also require students to partake in clinical externship programs which place them in actual chiropractic offices, further enhancing their clinical practice skills.

Near or soon after graduation, the new doctors of chiropractic must successfully complete rigorous National and State Board examinations prior to obtaining a license to practice chiropractic. Once licensed, most states require that chiropractors receive annual continuing education to ensure that a high level of competency is maintained.

If conditions such as neck pain in Lake Worth, low back pain in Lake Worth, pinched nerve pain or shooting leg pain in Lake Worth are bothering you, please consider scheduling an appointment with Lake Worth chiropractor Dr. Craig Selinger. He received his doctor of chiropractic degree from Life Chiropractic College in 1996. He attained a Bachelor of Science degree from State University of New York at Binghamton. He has completed training in acupuncture, active release technique and neuromuscular re-education.