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Alternative Facts: Common Lies About Chiropractic

By Genevieve Cunningham

We live in an alternative kind of world. Suddenly, it seems as though everyone we meet is into alternative medicine (hey there, essential oils!), alternative forms of exercise (hey there, dance yoga!), and living an alternative lifestyle (hey there, no waste households!). And while some of these alternatives are good, there are also plenty of questionable alternatives out there -- like alternative facts. There is so much false information out there, it can be hard to decipher what's true and what's not. But what happens when these alternative facts affect a really important part of our lives -- like our health? If you need to get rid of the alternative facts in your health life and focus on the truth, take a look at these misconceptions about chiropractic care, plus the truth behind this alternative form of care. 

False Information: Chiropractors Aren't Doctors

So many people believe this statement. They think that chiropractors aren't "real" doctors. They don't understand their training or licensing or anything else about their background in the medical field. Unfortunately, this keeps many from giving this form of care a serious try.

Truth: Chiropractors Are Doctors of Chiropractic

The truth is that chiropractors aren't medical doctors -- meaning they don't have a doctorate of medicine. But they are doctors of chiropractic. They go to school specifically to earn this degree and training related to their field. They must be licensed and hold this degree in order to practice. Are they real doctors? They aren't your general practitioner, but they're absolutely real doctors of chiropractic who can help heal your body.

False Information: Chiropractic Care is Dangerous

The idea that chiropractic care is dangerous is rampant. Perhaps it's because chiropractors manipulate the spine. Or maybe it's simple misunderstanding. Whatever the reason behind it, loads of people believe that chiropractic care is too dangerous to consider.

Truth: Chiropractic Care is Seen as Safe

The truth is that, like literally every other procedure in the history of medicine, chiropractic care comes with risks. But it's also true that those risks are incredibly low. The chance of major injury from neck manipulation is only one in several million adjustments. That's better than most medications that we use on a regular basis! If safety is your main concern, don't let hearsay keep you from care. Do your research, talk to the chiropractor, and get the right information to help you feel confident in care.

If you would like to try chiropractic care in your life, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without any extra stress or hassle. Don't believe everything you hear about chiropractic care. Do your research, and get the truth. If you really want to feel your best and boost your health, visit The Joint Chiropractic today.

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

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