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Back Pain and Pregnancy: Why hasn't my OB recommended chiropractic care?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Why hasn't my OB recommended chiropractic care?

There are a number of reasons that your obstetrician may not refer you to a chiropractor.

  • Although countless studies have shown the safety and efficacy of chiropractic, many MD's don't understand chiropractic. Historically chiropractic has been viewed as "alternative health care" and doctors were skeptical about sending patients to chiropractors. Many fallacies still abound about chiropractic, but the medical community at large is beginning to see the value in cooperative care.

  • Many MDs do not understand that the training involved in becoming a chiropractor is comparable to their own. They may not understand that a Doctor of Chiropractic is as skilled and as trained as any medical professional.

Subject


Chiropractic Schools


Medical Schools



Hours

% of Total


Hours

% of Total

Anatomy


570

40


368

31

Biochemistry


150

11


120

10

Microbiology


120

8


120

10

Public Health


70

5


289

24

Pathology


205

14


162

14

Total Hours


1,420

100


1,200

100


  • Finally, many MDs don't know a chiropractor to refer their patients to! (To find a chiropractor specializing in pregnancy click here.)
You don’t need anyone’s approval to seek a chiropractic opinion about health issues affecting you and your child. Consulting another health care expert is always helpful in the decision-making process. Most chiropractors work closely with other practitioners who keep up with the latest research and understand the value of this natural, drug-free approach to better health.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Helene said...

Thanks for your contribution to my Take Charge of Your Health Care Carnival. Thanks for educating our readers to the very thorough training that a doctor of chiropractic receives.

October 17, 2008 at 11:29 PM  
Blogger Dr.DevineSeattleChiropractor said...

In addition to helping control aches and pains during pregnancy, chiropractic care has been demonstrated in studies to reduce labor time and reduce the likelihood of back pain during labor. Natural, and drug-free, chiropractic is better for baby and mom!

January 21, 2011 at 8:44 PM  

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