Misinformation, unfounded myths or fear of the unknown deters some people from seeking chiropractic care. Maybe you’ve heard some things about chiropractic and would like help sorting the fact from the fiction. We hope to debunk the myths and relay the truth about chiropractic.
Truth #1 - Chiropractors are real doctors.
Chiropractic physicians are highly qualified health professionals that serve a vital role in natural health care. To earn a Doctor of Chiropractic degree, undergraduate college studies are completed, and followed by an extensive 4 to 5 year graduate program of study at an accredited chiropractic college. Doctors of chiropractic must then pass a national board exam and a state board exam in order to practice. Chiropractors continue to stay abreast of the latest scientific research findings and techniques by attending instructional seminars and meeting continuing education, licensing renewal requirements.
Truth #2 – Chiropractic isn’t just for people with back pain.
Studies have found chiropractic adjustments to be more effective in relieving back and neck pain than exercise or medication, and with no adverse side effects. Yet the health benefits and goal of chiropractic aren’t limited to pain relief. Chiropractors identify the source of the problem in an effort to improve your health. Understanding how the nervous system regulates the activity and function of every cell, tissue, organ and system in your body, chiropractors examine the vertebrae for misalignments and make corrective adjustments, which improves nerve function, and boosts your body’s natural ability to perform optimally and to heal itself from within.
Truth #3 – Chiropractic is safe and effective.
Chiropractic is a safe, noninvasive, drug-free approach that works naturally and effectively without harmful side effects! Chiropractic patients often experience immediate relief of pressure, stiffness, pain and other symptoms after receiving an adjustment. In fact, chiropractic patients greatly appreciate the gained flexibility, mobility and range of motion. Many patients also report an increase in energy, better concentration and quality of sleep once they start chiropractic care.
Truth #4 – Once treatment is started, you’ll want to continue.
After a thorough evaluation, your chiropractor will establish a treatment program tailored to your specific health issues. Practice members typically look forward to each adjustment and remain in chiropractic maintenance care once they’ve realized the vast health benefits and experienced an improved quality of life. Chiropractic is like participating in an exercise program, without sweat or strain on your part. As long as you remain in the program, your health continues to improve, and you look and feel better too. It’s the chiropractic lifestyle. The choice is yours!
Photo Credit: Thanks to Dr. Frank Kaden of Kaden Chiropractic in Hermosa Beach, CA for supplying us with the chiropractic adjustment photo above.
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