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Chiropractic Myths

Written By Wellness Heights on July 7, 2021

Some people see chiropractic care as a last resort for their pain because they have heard negative things about the profession.  Here is a glimpse at some of the top myths we have heard over the years.

  1. Myth: Having an adjustment by a chiropractor is not safe.                                          
     According to studies, a chiropractic adjustment can be safer than most day-to-day activities like stargazing or having your hair washed at the beauty salon.  Pro athletes that have been playing for a long time such as Tom Brady and Tiger Woods see a chiropractor.  
  2. Myth: Prescription drugs, including the non-prescription variety, are safe to use.
     Prolonged use of NSAIDS such as ibuprofen can cause problems such as ulcers, gastrointestinal distress and rebound headaches. Chiropractic care offers a natural alternative to these drugs.
  3. Myth: After you’ve seen a chiropractor once, you’ll need to go back all of the time.
     Many of our patients choose chiropractic care as a part of their health maintenance because they see the benefits.  Chiropractic is more then just adjustments.  We incorporate exercise, diet tips, and supplements to keep you active and healthy.  
  4. Myth: A chiropractor isn’t actually a doctor.                                          
     Most chiropractic students have a 4 year undergraduate degree prior to attending Chiropractic school.  A chiropractic program is a 5 year program condensed into 3.25 years where future chiropractors receive 4,485 hours of college classroom instruction while medical students receive around 4,248 hours.
  5. Myth: The sounds you hear during an adjustment are the sound of your bones rubbing together.                                                                                                                                  
     The sound is actually gas from inside the joint being released. When this occurs, a popping noise can be heard.  It is safe and effective when done correctly.  
  6. Myth: Chiropractic care can become costly.                                                                     
    : Several insurance companies cover chiropractic adjustments. These health insurers are aware of the statistical benefits of preventative care compared to other treatment options like prescription medication and surgery.

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