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Chiropractors - More Educated Than You Think

Ever thought your chiropractor was just an expert for your back, neck and spinal problems? Like medical doctors, chiropractors are in fact primary healthcare providers. The truth is the education of a doctor of chiropractic is very similar to that of a medical doctor. In a recent study, researchers tested a group of chiropractic students in their final-term as well as a group of medical students entering their residency programs. The testing consisted of primary care tasks. The results? Chiropractic students scored almost as well as the medical students in the primary care examination and scored better in musculoskeletal conditions. If medical schools are truly the gold standard of primary care, chiropractors are faring quite well!

Author: ChiroPlanet.com
Source: JMPT. June 2005.