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Chiropractic Rumors and the Honest Truth

By Randi Morse

Even in today's fast-paced world, where you can get almost any information you want in a moment's notice, there is still a lot of untrue information flying around. Take chiropractors, for example. While there is a large percentage of people who understand that chiropractic care is a holistic type of medicine and that it focuses on treating not only the spine but also the whole body, there are still people who believe that chiropractic manipulation is unsafe. 

Rumor - One of the biggest stories you'll find online that is against chiropractors is about the possibility of a chiropractic patient having a stroke. Research, however, has shown that the possibility of having a stroke after a chiropractic visit is so low that it is almost negligible. Experts say that you are just as likely to have a stroke after visiting with your primary care physician as you are after visiting with a chiropractor. One of the reasons this rumor persists is because some people seek chiropractic care to help them with neck pain. The problem is that neck pain can be a sign of a stroke already occurring, which is why the connection is made. 

Truth - The truth is that chiropractic care has been proven to be safe time and time again. Most researchers agree that when it comes to back pain, receiving chiropractic care is a good idea. There are many benefits that patients receive when they are struggling with low back pain, and there is plenty of evidence to prove the effectiveness of chiropractic care for low back pain. 

Rumors - Another rumor that often prevents people from seeking chiropractic care is that chiropractors are too expensive to visit. 

Truth - The reality is that a chiropractic visit to The Joint Chiropractic is generally more affordable than a doctor's visit -- or about equal to a copay. It's also important to note that chiropractic care often has an end date, a time when your care is complete, and you are rehabilitated -- and that may be after only one visit. This helps to keep the costs down. Of course, should you need to revisit your chiropractor for a tune-up, you're always welcome! It is recommended that you participate in regular chiropractic care so that you body is always peak form, which includes a fully functioning immune system that can help prevent events that might otherwise send you to your primary care physician.

If you're ready to sort the rumors from the facts, visit The Joint Chiropractic. Their chiropractors will happily dispel any rumors that you have heard and will work with you to help alleviate any pain or discomfort that you are in. Their office is always open and, since no appointment is needed, you can visit with the chiropractor on a schedule that works for you. 

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

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