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Chiropractic therapy specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that are caused by mechanical dysfunctions of the joints and their effects on the nervous system. The paper shows that in the past few years, a growing interest in natural and holistic healthcare has caused an increased interest in the field of chiropractic therapy. The paper examines chiropractic therapy as a career, including the types of personalities it attracts. It looks at procedures, treatments, typical patients and therapists' relationships with traditional medical doctors. The paper also looks at the disadvantages of this growing trend such as fraudulent practitioners and lawsuits.
From the Paper:"To be eligible for the state licensure tests, a student must be a graduate of a chiropractic college accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education or CCE (Lyons 1997). Chiropractic students log the same number of total hours of education as medical students. A fulltime program takes four academic years of professional training. During these four years, students receive training in five areas of specialty, namely: adjustive techniques and spinal analysis, chiropractic principles and practice, physiological therapeutics, and biomechanics. Students also take supplementary classes in orthopedics, neurology, diagnostic imaging, radiology and nutrition (Novey 2000)."
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