Preferred Chiropractic Clinic
2601 Needmore Rd. Dayton, Oh (937) 277-7246 (PAIN)
|Where traditional chiropractic meets 21st century technology...|
Call (937) 277-7246 to discover how Chiropractic care can help you!
Visit our North Dayton Chiropractic office on Needmore Rd. to see why we are the preferred North Dayton area Chiropractor.
Over my years in clinical practice a few patients have asked, "How long do you have to go to school to become a Chiropractor."
To receive a Doctor of Chiropractic degree one must attend undergraduate school and receive a four year degree. Then one applies to the Chiropractic College of their choice. If accepted the DC (Doctor of Chiropractic) program is five years long. The degree requires over 4400 hours of classroom instruction. During the last 1 1/2 years the student also works in the College's Chiropractic Clinic performing all aspects of patient care and treatment. Five separate National Board exams must also be passed before becoming licensed doctors. The chart below compares a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree program with a Medical Doctor (MD) degree program.
Doctor of Chiropractic Medical Doctor classroom hours classroom hours
540 Anatomy 508
240 Physiology 326
360 Pathology 401
165 Chemistry 325
120 Microbiology 114
630 Diagnosis 324
320 Neurology 112
360 X-Ray 148
60 Psychiatry 144
60 Obstetrics 148
210 Orthopedics 156
3,065 Total Hours 2,706
1,420 Other Required Subjects 1,542
GRAND TOTAL CLASS HOURS
4,485 DC degree 4,248 MD degree
As you can see from this chart your Doctor of Chiropractic is highly qualified and educated to care for all aspects of your health. In fact, we receive far more education in musculoskeletal conditions then a Medical Doctor. This is why your first choice of a Doctor for many conditions should be a Chiropractor.
1. Chiropractic First
2. Drugs and Medicine Second
3. Surgery Last
If you have a problem that we do not think we can help, we will send you to a provider who can.Providing Chiropractic Care to North Dayton Ohio since 2000!
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