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Every cell, tissue, organ and system of the body is controlled and regulated by the nervous system. In 1895, chiropractic was founded based on this very fact. A properly functioning nervous system allows for a properly functioning body. A close relationship exists between the nervous system and the spine. Any of the 24 movable bones of the spine can have an irritative effect on the nerves exiting the spinal cord. Many everyday activities can cause these spinal bones to lose both proper position and motion leading to nervous system irritation. This is referred to by doctors of chiropractic as subluxation. Your doctor of chriopractic will examine your spine for any existing or potential subluxations, and assist you on a path toward better health.
All doctors of chiropractic must complete a thorough and lengthy education. After completing pre-med undergraduate coursework, they begin a 36 month program at an accredited chiropractic college. This demanding curriculum includes the studies of anatomy, physiology, X-ray, clinical sciences, adjusting techniqes, preventive health care and many other related topics. On average, a doctor of chiropractic has completed 4,485 classroom hours compared to 4,248 classroom hours a medical doctor has had. Most chiropractic colleges have extracurricular Gonstead clubs where aspiring students can spend additional hours beyond their full course load learning and practicing the specific art of the Gonstead System.