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The Most Common Chiropractic Myths

By Sara Butler

Chiropractic is a part of a healthcare plan for millions of Americans, but myths about this form of healthcare still exist. Chiropractic can benefit your health and wellness in so many ways that it's worth knowing the truth behind all these persistent myths. Here are a few of the most common chiropractic myths that the chiropractors at The Joint want you to know the truth about.

Myth No. 1: Once You Start Going to the Chiropractor, You Must Keep Going

This one is demonstrably false. While it is true that a chiropractor will perform an assessment and recommend a treatment plan to you that may also provide health maintenance, it's up to you how often and for how long you go to the chiropractor. If you're seeking treatment for a specific condition, then the recommendations may vary for treatment, but rest assured you hold all the power. If you're wondering why the chiropractor has recommended a specific course of action, don't hesitate to ask them. Your treatment plan should be based on shared decisions you work together on to be successful!

Myth No. 2: There's No Evidence of the Effectiveness of Chiropractic

There's actually a pretty robust body of evidence that supports the effectiveness of chiropractic for a variety of conditions. At the end of the day, chiropractic is a natural and non-invasive way to treat various musculoskeletal conditions such as lower back pain. In fact, The American College of Physicians recommends it as the first intervention for back pain.

Myth No. 3: Chiropractors Can Only Treat Back Pain

While chiropractors are best known for their natural and effective treatment of back pain, there are a variety of conditions that originate in the central nervous, muscular, and skeletal systems that chiropractic care can treat. Headaches and joint pain any place on the body can be effectively treated by a chiropractor. They're also qualified to discuss fitness and nutrition with you, as well as give you pointers about how to move through your daily life in a way that can help reduce pain and injury.

Myth No. 4: Adjustments Hurt

The hands-on chiropractic adjustments provided by the chiropractors at The Joint may cause cracking or popping sounds, but they should never be painful. Many patients actually report a feeling of immediate relief once their chiropractor has finished their adjustment.

Remember, your chiropractor is your partner in health. If you ever have questions or concerns, feel free to discuss them with any of the chiropractors at The Joint!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Los Angeles, Calif.

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