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Top Chiropractic Myths

By Sara Butler

Many people are new to the world of chiropractic. If you're one of them, or even if you're someone who has been treated by chiropractors for years, you may hear information about chiropractic care that simply isn't true. At The Joint Chiropractic, we think it's time to set the record straight, so we have collected the top chiropractic myths that we want everyone to know the truth behind.

Myth No. 1: A Chiropractor Isn't a Real Doctor

Chiropractors are licensed medical professionals, just as any other specialty doctor you may see for a variety of issues. They graduate from a school of chiropractic after years of rigorous study and training, then are licensed by a four-part national board exam required to obtain their license to practice patient care. They must constantly learn through continuing education classes about advances in the field and the latest research.

Myth No. 2: Chiropractic Care Can Only Treat Back Pain

Before a chiropractor attends chiropractic school, they take the same courses that those choosing to go to medical school take. They study neurology, biochemistry, anatomy, and pathology so they know how the spine works and how important the central nervous system is to the function of the body as a whole. They understand how to examine and diagnose patients for issues that go beyond the spine and many chiropractors are specialists in areas such as pediatrics or nutrition.

Myth No. 3: Chiropractors Only Treat Adults

Everyone has a central nervous system which means everyone can benefit from chiropractic care. Chiropractors often treat children to help their bodies do what they were made to -- heal themselves. Chiropractic is a natural approach to help children with injures at a time when their bodies are the most flexible and fastest to repair. Anyone from infancy to old age can benefit from regular visits to the chiropractors at The Joint.

Myth No. 4: Chiropractic Care is Dangerous

When you are having a hands-on chiropractic adjustment, you may hear cracking or popping sounds. For some people, this may be alarming but it's completely natural. In fact, many patients report that their adjustments help to bring them relief and do not cause them pain. The truth of the matter is that chiropractic is seen as a safe, natural, and non-invasive treatment for a variety of conditions.

Chiropractic is safe and effective. If you have questions about the information you've heard, then discuss it with the chiropractors at The Joint. 

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

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