There are a lot of misconceptions out there when it comes to understanding chiropractic care. Here are some of the 5 common myths about chiropractic care- debunked!
Chiropractic Care is only for back pain
Chiropractic medicine treats the body as a whole, through focus on improving the function of the nervous system. This relates to not just the neuromuscular system, but also the spine, joints, and ligaments. A better functioning nervous system can treat multiple types of ailments in the body. Back and neck pain are common, but also joint pain, muscle strains, digestive problems, sinus issues, headaches, TMJ and more.
Chiropractic Adjustments Hurt
One of the most common myths about chiropractic care is that it is painful. Chiropractic adjustments done by professional licensed chiropractors should not hurt. There may be some pops or cracks felt during the manipulations but these often relieve pain, not cause it. In some cases patients feel a mild soreness after a chiropractic treatment. This is typically similar to the feeling after a workout or a good stretch.
Chiropractors Aren’t Doctors
Chiropractors go through a extensive amount of education before graduating as a Doctor of Chiropractic medicine. They are physician level providers who can diagnose and treat various ailments in the human body. Chiropractors are specialists of the neuromuscular system and how it relates to a patient’s overall health.
Chiropractic care is only for adults
Chiropractors treat all ages! Proper spinal alignment can help improve the health of adults, teens, seniors, children, and even newborns. Chiropractic care can help realign the spine and improve digestive function in babies. Teens can benefit from postural screenings and treat sport injuries. Seniors who suffer from spinal stenosis or joint pain from arthritis will also benefit from chiropractic care. Chiropractors also commonly treat injuries caused from car accidents which can affect everyone.
Once you start going you have to keep going
The plan of care for every patient is different. You many only need very few visits to improve your health. Often patients are so happy with the results that they want to continue chiropractic care to gain better overall wellness. The option is up to the individual patient to decide what works best for them. Sometimes symptoms are treated secondary to a life change such as pregnancy, and the treatments are only temporary. Sometimes patients want to continue help with lifestyle coaching and improving health and prefer to continue treatments longterm.
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