Chiropractic physicians go to school for at least 7 years. They must attain a 4-year basic science bachelor's degree before entering a doctorate degree program in chiropractic. During chiropractic school, chiropracticstudents focus on anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, clinical diagnosis, radiological diagnosis as well as training in chiropractic theory, practice, techniques, diagnosis and application which all lead to clinical and practical interaction with patients before graduation. Chiropractic physicians are particularly well-trained in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.
After graduation, the chiropractic physician tests for a particular state's license board in order to practice in that state. Once licensed, the chiropractic physician must meet annual continuing education requirements to keep his or her clinical, diagnostic and practical skills sharp.
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