Chiropractic treatment uses non-invasive techniques to relieve pain, aligning your joints, neck, and spine. It can effectively treat back pain, stiffness, disk herniation, and other joints, muscles, and bone-related issues.
Although chiropractic therapy is widely accepted in the medical community, several misconceptions nevertheless abound. Therefore, we debunk five popular myths regarding chiropractic care, helping you confidently take the treatment the next time your back, neck, or head gives you any trouble.
Chiropractic adjustments are painful
We fear the pain chiropractic adjustments might cause when we hear the cracking and popping sounds on YouTube videos. But there is nothing to be nervous about. Chiropractic adjustments are designed to relax muscles and ease the tension in your body.
Chiropractors are not actual doctors
Many people believe that chiropractors have less knowledge of human anatomy and are not as trained as certified medical doctors. But this is not true. A chiropractor needs to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic degree (DC) that requires five years of academic education after completing their undergraduate degree. They also need to and get a state license to practice in the United States. So when you consult one, make sure you are seeing a licensed chiropractor.
Chiropractors can treat only back pain
Indeed, chiropractors are mostly approached to treat spinal problems. But chiropractic care isn’t limited to the spine and the neck alone. It can treat multiple ailments, including chronic pain, fatigue, gastrointestinal infections, autoimmune disorders, diabetes, and headaches. Chiropractic treatments also help in complicated pregnancies. Chiropractors are also trained to consider trauma, microorganisms, genetics, and several other factors while deciding your treatment plan.
Chiropractic therapy is only for adults
As parents, we are wary of trying alternative forms of treatments for our children. Many of us believe that chiropractic treatment isn’t safe and even dangerous for kids. But that’s not true. Chiropractic adjustments are safe for children and are being used to treat them since the early 1910s. Chiropractors also provide preventive care for children to ensure their overall health and development.
You need to keep visiting the chiropractor
Another common misconception is that you will be stuck with it for life if you opt for chiropractic treatment. However, it is not valid. A chiropractor will conduct a physical examination and ask you to take some tests like X-ray and MRI scans. Once he or she analyzes your problem, they will make a treatment plan and schedule your visits. You may be asked to visit again if the chiropractor isn’t happy with the results, but it is your decision, and you can choose to discontinue treatment anytime. But people usually recover within the set time frame.
About Great Choice Chiropractic
If you are suffering from migraines, headaches, or have frequent pain in your neck and back, let Great Choice Chiropractic be your one-stop destination for the treatment. Based in Chandler, Arizona, we also treat disc pain, carpal tunnel pain, sciatica and provide accident chiropractic services. You can call us at (480) 704-6600 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to know more about Dr. Hauser, our services, or book an appointment.