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Chiropractors in Springfield have Extensive Schooling

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One question that many people seem to have about chiropractors concerns the amount of schooling required in order to practice. It wasn’t too long ago that some people referred to chiropractic as “quackery” or at best an incomplete healing discipline. Times have changed and today people from all walks of life utilize chiropractic, but the educational requirements are still a source of mystery to many. The truth is, chiropractors in Springfield have extensive schooling that enables them to treat a wide range of health issues effectively and safely.

Extensive Educational Requirements

In order to become a chiropractor, you are required to meet some of the most demanding educational requirements of any health care profession. Most chiropractors have already taken close to four years of pre-med undergraduate courses before they even apply to chiropractic college. This includes biology, physics, psychology, inorganic and organic chemistry and all of the associated lab work.

If you are accepted into an accredited chiropractic college, then the really demanding work begins. You’ll work through four to five academic years, which includes a lot of time learning the hands-on adjusting techniques that will become a big part of your practice. A chiropractor has no room for error when recommending a treatment path and then adjusting a patient’s spine, so the training must be deep and detailed.

The complete educational curriculum for chiropractors in Springfield includes minimum classroom, laboratory and clinical experience of 4,200 hours. The accrediting agency that approves the courses is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, which has been true for over 25 years. Chiropractors must be able to assess a specific health condition, provide appropriate advice and treatment, and refer patients to other health care professionals when necessary.

Chiropractors have classroom requirements equal to or greater than traditional medical professionals.  This in-depth training allows doctors of chiropractic to be considered primary care physicians.  Primary care physicians are considered point of entry physicians and do not require a referral.

We hope this information was helpful.  Our team at Walton Clinic of Chiropractic is here to help with any questions that you might have.

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Walton Clinic of Chiropractic
1229 South 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62703
(217) 544-4000

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WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY

“I have been a chiropractic patient at Walton Clinic since 1984. Chiropractic care has kept me off of pain medication and has done away with my headaches.”

- Don S.

“Dr. Walton was the only Doctor to help me with my sciatic nerve problem. I was in an automobile accident and had whiplash, which he has taken care of. I still go in monthly for my adjustments.”

- Delores W.

“When I first came in I had really bad lower back pain. Every day by the end of my work day it was killing me. Then I started coming here getting my adjustments and therapy. And now I am feeling a lot better.”

- Kelsey B.

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1229 South 6th Street

Springfield, IL 62703