What Is It Like To Be A Chiropractor?


What is it like to be a Chiropractor?


Rewarding is the immediate word that comes to mind when I am asked, “what is it like to be a Chiropractor?” I can say that it took a lot of painstaking, hard work to get to where I am at today and I have only scratched the surface. Below, I will explain a brief overview of the journey.

Being a chiropractor requires getting your doctoral degree. This also means, you will end up doing 4-5 more years of professional school upon completing your undergraduate degree. It is highly preferred that you complete an undergraduate degree in something related to science – otherwise, a Bachelors of Science degree. This will set the foundation for your knowledge in anatomy and all thing’s related to the body. It is important for when you arrive to chiropractic school. There are some students who have completed a degree in either business, engineering, etc, and then came to chiropractic school. While there is nothing wrong with that, it may become difficult to understand the body at a faster pace in professional school. At 8-10 courses every quarter, it is important you learn fast and learn smart.

Once you have completed a B.S. or B.A., you will enroll into chiropractic school. I went to Life University in Marietta, Georgia – one of the leading chiropractic colleges. My experience there was very diverse. I learned a lot. Many students complained about the administration and/or instructors. While that issue remains at almost every college, you have to look past that and make the best of it. Ultimately, your education and experience is upon you.

About 4.5 years later, I graduated from chiropractic college with a skillset unparalleled. Today, I specialize in Upper Cervical Chiropractic. To some, it may be boring since it is not exactly hands on. There is no osseous or bony noise when you adjust. Instead, we focus on correcting the very top bone known as C1 or Atlas. When the Atlas has misaligned, it can obstruct nerve communication from the brain to the body. It can also reduce CSF and blood flow. This can be done by hand as a toggle recoil or specific and gentle instrumentation. The effects, however, are very profound and can change one’s life for the better when many other doors have closed.

So far, in practice, I have seen many interesting cases – more than muscular pain. While Upper Cervical chiropractic care is not the end all be all or the “ultimate supreme” technique, it has helped people with a variety of odd health conditions. Conditions may range from: head and neck issues to digestive issues to unexplainable pain. This technique also requires patience from both the chiropractor and the patient. There is usually no sort of instant gratification…ahem, “twisting, popping, cracking.”

Final thoughts on “What is it like to be a Chiropractor?”…

In conclusion, being a chiropractor is rewarding. You are in a noble profession that has had a hard time in the past (“quackery” or “snake-oil”). Today, science proves that all forms of chiropractic care are beneficial. Whether you choose to become an associate, independent contractor, or own your own business is for another blog post. If you are determined to make an impact on someone’s life when all doors seems to have closed for them, I suggest you look into chiropractic care. You will be rewarded.

To learn more, visit our website by clicking on: www.mariettagachiropractor.com. Upper Cervical Specific care is advance form of Chiropractic care that helps individuals with complex health conditions as well as wellness. Learn more by clicking here! You can schedule your personal consultation with Chiropractor Marietta, Dr. Milan Modi. See what others are saying about our practice by reading and clicking on Google Reviews!

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