Certificate Detail: NEURO - Chiropractic Neurology Diplomate (live webinar series)

woman with a headacheChiropractic Neurology shall be considered that branch of Chiropractic that deals with the definitive diagnosis, and subsequent management of conditions afflicting the human nervous system.

Chiropractic Neurology has evolved because of a need in the health care delivery systems for neurological specialists who appreciate the integral relationship between the spinal, and peripheral body articulations, and their profound influence on proper somatic and visceral neurological functions.

This 300-Hour comprehensive postgraduate neurology program has been instituted under the auspices of a CCE accredited chiropractic college.  Individuals who successfully complete this program of advanced post-doctoral training are eligible to sit for examination, leading to diplomate status with the Neurology Boards of the International Academy of Chiropractic Neurology (www.iacn.org). Chiropractic Neurologists will remain abreast of the latest research and developments in neurology.

The Chiropractic Neurologist utilizes all available diagnostic procedures, such as imaging and laboratory tests, to reach a definitive diagnosis. They also utilize specific physical applications, nutritional therapy or counseling, orthopedic supports, corrective devices, specific chiropractic adjustments, manipulations, exercises, rehabilitation and home therapy regimen consultations for patient care, when appropriate; always in accordance with local state statutes.  The Chiropractic Neurologist will make referrals to other health care providers when indicated.

The Chiropractic Neurologist may be used by all other health care practitioners, including chiropractic, medical and osteopathic physicians and paramedical professionals, as well as by the legal and insurance professions and managed care organizations for consultation, examination, and expert witness testimony.  Patients who suffer from conditions that have not responded favorably to previous treatment, may seek a doctor with specialized training in conservative diagnostic and treatment methods.  That doctor may be the Chiropractic Neurologist.


This course is primarily divided into sessions that form a logical sequence.  However, each class is an individual module that can be taken as a part of the entire program, or as a single learning session.  Currently, there is no limit to the length of time in which the program must be taken, therefore doctors may elect to take fewer then the offered number of modules per year, over a greater number of years.  A total of 300 hours is required to qualify for the diplomate exam. Additional dates will be posted on this webpage as they are scheduled.  


The general purpose of this educational program, with its continuance of qualifying or certifying procedures, is to advance the ability of the Doctor of Chiropractic to be able to select, perform, order and evaluate the necessary examinations for the differential diagnosis of lesions, defects, or disorders of the neuro-musculo-skeletal system; and, to select and therapeutically manage those conditions amendable to chiropractic care, or properly refer them to related disciplines.  The more singular objectives for the graduate student, the instructor, and the profession are:

A.    objectives for the graduate student:

  1. To understand the nature of the pathophysiological changes common to neurological diseases.
  2. To recognize the signs and symptoms and differentiate the condition through case history, physical, clinical, x-ray and laboratory procedures.
  3. To perform the standard office procedures necessary for this differentiation.
  4. To select those cases necessitating further study or referral.
  5. To select and perform the conservative chiropractic therapies as indicated.
  6. To adequately record and report the necessary information for the comprehensive evaluation of a patient’s disorder and conditional state.

B.    objectives for the instructor:

  1. To provide a complete, logical and rational sequence to the study of Chiropractic Neurology.
  2. To explain and clarify the subject matter, and to stress the relative importance of the various components to the needs of the practicing physician and to the Chiropractic profession.
  3. To inspire the student to continuing study a performance achievement of the basic core needs, as well as the many ramifications that they may encompass in practice and other professional pursuits.

C.    objectives for the profession:

  1. To be assured through its educational institutions, the graduate’s ability to recognize, select, and manage in a standard, rational, physiologically therapeutic manner the patients that he/she will be responsible for. 
  2. To have graduates that have the necessary expertise to assist the field practitioners in the evaluation and management of patients under their care; to assist the profession and its educational institutions in their relationships with related health care disciplines; the public, and jurisdictional third parties; and to have graduates that are capable of educating and expanding chiropractic profession.


Certificate Requirements

Chiropractic Neurology Diplomate: Clinical Neuroanatomy and Functional Neurology

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Chiropractic Neurology Diplomate: Chiropractic Cervical Adjustments and Stroke

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Chiropractic Neurology Diplomate: Chiropractic/Neurological Examination - History, Mental Status and Physical Exam of the Head and Neck

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