Every day, more and more people rely on chiropractic care for a number of conditions, from acute neck pain and backache, chronic back pain and neck injuries to treating spine curvature disorders, posture enhancements, body relaxation and much more. Even though so many people have successfully improved their health and well-being with chiropractic treatments, many people still have misconceptions regarding the practice and overall concept of chiropractic care. It is time to get the facts straight and some common myths about chiropractic treatment busted. Read on to find out the truth behind some common chiropractic care misconception and learn more about the many benefits you can get from chiropractic treatments.
Myth #1: Adjustments are Painful and Dangerous
Chiropractors specialize in manual spine manipulation, and they are the only ones who can perform body, muscle and spine adjustments safely. Chiropractic adjustments will not cause you pain or discomfort. On the contrary, after the alignment, you will relieve pain and feel relaxed and better because your nerves won’t be squeezed any more. Squeezed and pressured nerves cannot function properly. They can cause you many problems, from feeling of numbness to your extremities, tremor to excruciating pain, sciatica and even degeneration of the intervertebral disk due to poor circulation and reduced neural malnutrition. A chiropractor can successfully solve common back problems like pinched nerve. Depending on your condition, sometimes a little pain can be involved, but usually, you won’t feel any discomfort. Taking Tylenol and other meds is more dangerous for your well-being than undergoing a chiropractic treatment.
Myth #2: Chiropractic Care is Very Expensive
Chiropractic care is way less costly if we compare it to many invasive or allopathic procedures for back pain. Back surgeries and extended injury treatments are expensive, but they will be inevitable in the future if you don’t do something about your current spine condition. By opting for chiropractic care, you won’t have to be absent from work for a long time, nor will you have to spend a lot of money on painkillers and other medication.
Chiropractic treatment doesn’t require long sessions. Regular adjustment will be needed in the beginning if you have a specific problem, like scoliosis or other spine curvature disorder. Also, if you are in extreme pain, regular sessions will be necessary, but that is done to deliver you from pain as soon as possible. After your condition is stabilized, you can always choose just follow up care or maintenance. In certain cases, you may be able to do specific exercises by yourself, at home.
Myth #3: Chiropractic is Only Meant for Low Back Pain
Chiropractic care includes treating the entire muscle and skeletal system, from neck, shoulder, back, hip, knee, and feet injuries to treating headaches, motor vehicle accident injuries, sport related injuries and so on. Many chiropractors work with pregnant women and prepare them for an easier labor and athletes use this form of treatment to relieve pain, treat injuries and quickly return to their sport or choice.
Myth #4: Chiropractors are not Real Doctors
A doctor of chiropractic must earn a Bachelor’s Degree, attend a chiropractic college, obtain a license, choose a chiropractic specialty and continue their education to maintain licensing. As you can see, they even have to do more study than general practitioners to earn this title. Many specialized chiropractors even shadow health professionals, such as rheumatologists and orthopedics.