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Busting the Myths of Chiropractic Care

By Emily Lindholm

It used to be that chiropractic work was associated with the noises "snap, crackle, pop."  Many people still associate chiropractic work with getting their back cracked and getting their necks snapped back in place.  The truth, chiropractic work can be, and often is, very gentle.  This is just one common myth.  Let's look at a whole list of the myths associated with chiropractic work.

Chiropractors Just Crack Backs

Chiropractors are highly educated on the spine, and they work with the spine in multiple ways.  They do not just crack backs.  Also, a chiropractor does not focus on the spine alone.  Chiropractors can provide adjustments to address a range of issues, including the nervous system, sciatica, arthritis, fibromyalgia, ear infections, growing pains, neck pain, chronic stress, and knee, foot, and ankle pain. 

Chiropractors Are Not Accredited

Chiropractors need a bachelor's degree before entering into chiropractic schooling.  Many chiropractors get their doctorate.  Chiropractic colleges are accredited schools that provide the students with a second degree, meaning that chiropractors have at least two degrees in their field.  Chiropractors know their stuff. 

Chiropractic Therapy Doesn't Work

Many people believe that chiropractic care doesn't actually work, but studies have shown otherwise.  An article on acatoday.org shows a growing list of studies performed on the results of chiropractic care.  

In one of these studies, 183 patients with chronic neck pain were randomly placed with different types of practitioners, including family physicians, physiotherapy, and chiropractic care.  The study lasted 52 weeks.  The patients who received the manual adjustments by chiropractors showed improvements quicker than the patients placed in the other groups.  

Chiropractic Care Is Dangerous for Children

Chiropractors are educated on the ways to work with children, and it can even be beneficial for infants to receive chiropractic care after birth.  Chiropractic care is safe and effective for children.  

A Boston study shows that children often see chiropractors for more than just musculoskeletal issues.  Children are often seen for a range of issues, including colic, asthma, headaches, and illness prevention.  

Chiropractic Care Is Expensive

Chiropractic care ranges in price, and it certainly does not have to be expensive.  Many clinics offer competitive prices, especially since chiropractic care is rising in popularity.   

The Joint Chiropractic, which has more than 500 locations across the U.S., provides your initial visit at $29.  This includes the consultation, exam, and adjustment.  

Now That The Myths are Busted

If you've ever believed any of the above myths, I hope that this article has helped to transform your opinion of these untruths.  Chiropractic care is safe, affordable, and highly effective.  It is non-invasive and provides a wide range of benefits.  

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

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