This semester, I will be investigating the chiropractic occupation. According to the American Chiropractic Association, chiropractic is a health care profession that specializes in back, neck and joint pains. Chiropractors are best known for back cracking, or spinal manipulation. This widely accepted practice mobilizes joints that could have been previously affected by simply having poor posture.
Although part of my decision to choose chiropractic as my shadowing occupation was due to the lack of blood, I chose chiropractic because a few concepts of the occupation continues to amaze me. First, after visiting a chiropractor, I noticed that I physically grew stronger as an athlete. Secondly, I am intrigued how one simple adjustment that may take two seconds can decrease my pain for a few weeks. Lastly, I would like to learn more about how each bone effects the body and how chiropractors are able to diagnose and target one joint or bone that is the main source of pain.
My shadow host will be Doctor Richard Cheung from the Peninsula Chiropractic Center. With over 10 years of experience, Doctor Cheung currently runs his own chiropractic office alongside a gym where he serves as a personal trainer.