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Don't Believe That! 3 Truths About Chiropractic Care

By Genevieve Cunnungham

In some circles, chiropractors get a nasty reputation. The funny thing about this is that, in many cases, these reputations are given by people who have never even been to get care! Either way, numerous beliefs are floating around that may or may not be true. And it may be keeping people from getting the care they need. Before making a final judgment, take a look at these common misconceptions about chiropractors, and then get to the clinic to see for yourself.

Chiropractors are Not “Back Doctors”

Chiropractors definitely care for the back. In fact, it’s one of the most well known reasons that people go to the chiropractor in the first place … to alleviate back pain. But it’s not the only thing that they can do, and it’s certainly not the only benefit that comes about after care. Though chiropractors will likely focus on the spine, the positive side effects might show up as general pain relief, improved focus, a boost in energy, fewer headaches, or many others.

Chiropractic Care is Not Overly Dangerous

Is there risk involved in getting care? Of course. There’s some kind of risk in every form of health care, be it a new diet, a medication, or anything else. But the risk associated with chiropractic care is very low. According to the American Chiropractic Association, the risk of severe injury as the result of neck manipulation, most people’s fear, is only about 1 per 100,000 people. In the grand scheme of the medical world, these are odds that are actually better than many mainstream treatments.

Chiropractors are Perfectly Qualified to Treat Patients

Chiropractors often get called “fake” or “quacks,” but they’re actually absolutely qualified to provide you with care. After years of school, chiropractors earn a doctorate degree in chiropractics, officially giving them doctor status. They go through years of very specific training, and must then be licensed to practice in the state. There are multiple checks and balances to make sure that the right man or woman is the one providing your body with care.

If you would like to add chiropractic care to your life, make a quick trip to The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, it’s easy and stress-free to get the care you need. Just use their walk-in visits, affordable pricing, and meet with professional and friendly chiropractors who truly care about your health and well-being. A little prevention can go a long way! Get healthy and feel your best beginning with a quick stop at The Joint as soon as today.

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

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