Common Misconceptions on Chiropractic Care
Despite continued research efforts by health experts
to unravel more about chiropractic care, there are still many who fail to understand aspects of this method. Lack
of information automatically results to the formation of myths and misconceptions.
Here are common misconceptions on
chiropractic care and the truth behind them:
Myth #1: All of the benefits of
Chiropractic Care are Placebo
Today there exist study after study that have
proven that Chiropractic is effective and far beyond just a placebo effect. You see numerous double blind
research studies that totally invalidate this myth. A placebo effect is the belief
that the benefit one gets from a particular treatment is merely psychological in nature, and not actually
Chiropractic Care in our office is a Health Care
System that focuses on the Nervous System and your body’s musculoskeletal system. It is because of this
that we know Chiropractic addressed problems associated with these parts and it improves their
functioning! The BIG IDEA of Chiropractic is that is restores the body’s natural or INNATE ability to HEAL
and retain normal function. Even a casual Google search will show many cases and studies proving the benefits of
Chiropractic Care. Especially if you were to Google Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care.
Myth #2: Chiropractic Care is
This is one of the biggest
fear to undergo Chiropractic Care because they believe it can damage their body and expose them to more serious
problems. This is what I thought before I first saw a Chiropractor and received
I know that is not true
! Worse than that even is, some
people still don’t know that Chiropractors are licensed doctors.
As you probably know, Chiropractic is a
professional healthcare field and Chiropractic Doctors are considered Medical
Professionals! Chiropractors undergo Doctorate level training and upon completion of their Doctorate
Degree are eligible to sit for National Standardized Testing and apply to their state for
licensure. They are even required by their states to continually advance their education as they
complete continuing education credits!
Chiropractors have rigorous training of the body, and often more education on
nutrition, exercise, and other similar natural health topics.
It is pretty much agreed universally that
Chiropractic is much safer then the risks associated with taking prescription pain killers, the risk of
addiction to these meds, and most certainly the risks are dramatically less than surgical
Myth #3: Chiropractic
All Chiropractors who perform adjustments in
America have undergone many years of rigorous training and clinical hours. So fear of pain is really nothing to be too concerned about. In rare cases, there may be a certain amount of discomfort associated with the re-balancing
process of the body, but this is only temporary and often times the only thing the patient feels is a reduction
of their pains! Compare this to the recovery process of surgery and you
have a winner! In short however, Chiropractic does not
Myth #4: There Are Bad Side
As mentioned above, you have nothing to
are some who even believe that Chiropractic Care could result in a stroke.
However, Chiropractic Care is recognized in the
medical field as one of the safest forms of healthcare. This is the reason so many
people are turning to Chiropractic, compared to the more dangerous surgeries and drug
In our office we use very specific and precise
analysis and all of our patients feel very comfortable with our type of care, even in the rare cases they had
the previous misconception that Chiropractic was not safe!
Myth #5: Chiropractic is TOO
This is far from the truth! In fact is has been studied and
Chiropractic has been found to be one of the most affordable options for dealing with pain, esp. back pain, when
compared to the cost of medications, missed days of work, and surgeries! I read in an article that
Chiropractic Care cost 90% less than a typical back surgery, and it saves the patient many days of lost work
when they would be recovering from surgery. These values get even
higher when comparing Chiropractic with neck surgery!