Ignore These Myths About Chiropractic Care

By Lana Bandoim

Although many people enjoy the benefits of chiropractic care, there are still myths about chiropractors that create confusion for others. From misunderstandings about their treatment options to confusion about their level of education, they can create problems. Here are some myths about chiropractic care that will keep you in the know; don't spread them, but don't be afraid to educate your friends.

Myth: Chiropractors Do Not Have Advanced Degrees

One of the most common myths is that chiropractors do not have advanced degrees. However, to become a chiropractor, one must receive a doctorate of chiropractic degree. In addition, chiropractors are required to pass national board exams and get a license. An undergraduate degree is not enough to join these professionals.

Myth: Chiropractors Cause Pain

Chiropractic adjustments may cause some discomfort in the beginning. If it is your first visit, it is normal to notice changes such as soreness or aches. However, the goal of chiropractic care is to improve spinal health and reduce pain over time. It is important not to give up after one visit and continue to see a chiropractor.  

Myth: Chiropractic Care Is Dangerous

Many people are afraid to see a chiropractor because they do not understand the treatments. Chiropractic care is not dangerous and is less invasive than other medical options. For example, getting a spinal adjustment is less risky than major surgery that requires anesthesia. Chiropractic care may also be safer than taking over-the-counter or prescription medications that have serious side effects.

Myth: Pregnant Women and Children Must Avoid Chiropractors

In most cases, it is safe for pregnant women and children to see chiropractors. Although it is important to talk to a health care provider about any concerns, chiropractors are able to handle a variety of medical conditions. Both pregnant women and children can benefit from regular chiropractic care. They are professionals who understand age and weight differences, so they can make sure the treatments are as gentle as necessary.

Myth: Chiropractors Only Help the Back

Chiropractors are able to treat a variety of health problems. From fibromyalgia to carpal tunnel syndrome, they can help reduce pain and discomfort. They are not limited to only treating the back. They can do adjustments in the neck, arms, shoulders, legs and other parts of the body.

If you are ready to dispel the myths, then visit The Joint Chiropractic. The convenient locations welcome walk-ins, so appointments are not necessary to see a licensed professional. In addition, the schedule is always flexible at The Joint, so you can get help during evenings and weekends.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.

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