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Worries You May Have Had About Chiropractic, Debunked

By Lexi Herrin

There are several misconceptions about chiropractic floating around that are simply not true, lots of questions that remain unanswered. Is treatment safe? Do I need a referral to go to the chiropractor? What exactly can they treat? With so many unanswered questions out there, people may not know what to believe. The truth of the matter is that chiropractic is one of the most natural ways of treatment for several symptoms. 

Is Chiropractic Treatment Safe? Absolutely

Some people may think that chiropractic treatment can be dangerous but that is not the case. Chiropractic is one of the safest drug-free treatments for neuromusculoskeletal complaints. It's possible that some patients may feel discomfort such as soreness, stiffness, or aching after treatment, but any general discomfort should disappear within 24 hours. With spine and neck treatment it is extremely important to accurately explain to your chiropractor what your issue is in order to ensure the best possible care. 

Do I Need a Referral From an MD? Not at The Joint Chiropractic

Lots of people think that they need a doctor's referral to receive chiropractic care and that is simply not true. At The Joint, you're seeing a doctor -- a doctor of chiropractic! Walk-in visits with relatively low wait times are the standard, and though The Joint doesn't take appointments, a cursory phone call ahead of time may be helpful. Because The Joint doesn't take insurance and focuses solely on the chiropractic adjustment, you can save time and money; if there's a need for additional services, such as X-rays, your chiropractor will refer you. Some private clinics may require a referral to be seen, but that's never the case at The Joint, which is focused on helping relieve pain and provide a better quality of life through routine chiropractic care. The Joint accepts you as you are upon arrival.

What Conditions Can Receive Treatment? Many

Chiropractic doctors treat a variety of different symptoms. Some of the more common ones include back and neck pain, as well as headaches. The Joint Chiropractic also treats a variety of injuries involving muscles, ligaments, and joints. Children may also benefit from chiropractic care for chronic ear infection prevention or colic, much to the delight of parents. Some disorders and syndromes can also be monitored with the help of chiropractic. Pain and illness involving nerves and the nervous system also benefit from treatment because the spinal cord is encased in the spine. Chiropractic can also help boost the immune system.

Several people have questions and doubts about chiropractic that they simply shouldn't worry about. The Joint Chiropractic treats a wide variety of symptoms safely and effectively and answers all of the questions that you may have about treatment. With their walk-in visits you can enjoy the benefits of chiropractic without the extra hassle of insurance. If you are seeking safe, easy, and affordable care, check out The Joint Chiropractic today. 

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

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