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Palmer College of Chiropractic - Student Research Program

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Before beginning his career as a chiropractor in Tarpon Springs, Florida, Shawn Hanson attended the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, where he earned a bachelor of science in biology in 2003. Currently residing in Tarpon Springs, Shawn Hanson also attended the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida, where he studied to become a chiropractor.

The Palmer College of Chiropractic includes a student research program that teaches innovative and high-quality treatments and procedures to provide clients with the best experience possible. The program is a faculty-mentored project that helps create an appreciation for research along with learning research methodologies.

The Palmer College Research Program offers either a two-year masters degree in clinical research, or a research honors program for students seeking a doctorate in chiropractic. The honors program helps students identify potential research career opportunities and expand their education in chiropractic researc…

Spinal Decompression Therapy

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As a chiropractor with Tarpon Total Health Care in Tarpon Springs, Florida, Shawn Hanson offers a broad range of restorative and corrective treatments. Shawn Hanson often welcomes patients with challenging back pain to his Tarpon Springs office, where he may offer spinal decompression therapy.

Similar to the technique of spinal traction, spinal decompression therapy is a nonsurgical technique used on patients with lower back pain, which often stems from herniated or bulging intervertebral discs of the lumbar spine. These damaged discs can put excess pressure on the nerves and nearby structures of the spine, causing pain that may not respond to conventional therapies.

Spinal decompression therapy takes place on a specially designed table, where the patient lies either face up or face down. The professional performing the procedure then places two harnesses on the patient, one around the trunk and another around the pelvis. As the lower portion of the table slides in a controlled manner, …