There are a lot of different myths and false rumors floating around regarding chiropractic care. Chiropractic treatment is a non-surgical, drug free treatment option for those suffering from neuromusculoskeletal issues. There's nothing mysterious about chiropractic care, it’s a natural method of healthcare that focuses on correcting the causes of physical problems, rather than just treating the symptoms.
As evidence supporting the effectiveness of chiropractic care continues to emerge, we thought we’d debunk some of the many myths surrounding the chiropractic field. Even though chiropractic care has become a mainstream treatment option, a lot of old myths still exist:
Myth #1: Chiropractors Just “Crack” Your Bones
People tend to believe that chiropractors just crack your back and that alleviates pain for a short amount of time. This is completely false. The primary goal of adjustments is to relieve pain and restore function by improving areas of reduced movement in the joints and surrounding tissues. The “cracking” sound most people hear is actually caused by the slight opening of the joint space and release of gas within that space.
Myth #2: Chiropractic Care is Expensive
Many studies have shown that chiropractic care is actually more cost-effective than traditional medicine. When compared to most visits to the doctor’s office, chiropractic care is actually less expensive. Considering long-term treatment plans that can involve medication, surgery or intensive physical therapy, chiropractic care can often provide a less expensive, natural, healthy alternative.
Myth #3: Chiropractic Adjustments are Dangerous
When it comes to drug-free, non-invasive therapies, chiropractic care is widely recognized as the safest treatment options available. When performed by a licensed chiropractor, spinal adjustments and manipulations are completely safe and very effective at treating neuromusculoskeletal issues. Many patients feel immediate relief following chiropractic treatment.
Myth #4: Chiropractors Only Treat Back Pain
When you tell someone that you are seeking chiropractic treatment, their first question might be, “what’s wrong with your back?” As many of you know, chiropractors do not just treat back pain. Chiropractic care is used to improve joint function, cure chronic headaches, relieve neck pain caused by whiplash and even provide relief from sciatica pain. These are just some of the ailments chiropractors treat on a regular basis.
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