If you’ve never visited a chiropractor before, all you have to do is browse the internet or have a chat with the wrong person to get your head filled with all kinds of misconceptions regarding this growing industry. We’ve already busted some common myths about chiropractic care, but we’re not finished yet! Keep reading, and ask yourself if any of these misconceptions have kept you away from your local chiropractor.
4 More Common Chiropractic Myths
Chiropractic is more expensive than medical care.
Many studies have indicated that this myth is false and that traditional medicine tends to cost more than chiropractic care. Besides this fact, consider the purpose of chiropractic. The overall goal of chiropractic care is to promote optimal function in all parts of your body, so it stands to reason that long-term maintenance using chiropractic could actually save you from hefty medical costs in the long run! Some patients have even been spared the costs of surgeries that may have been needed without chiropractic.
Cracking my back at home does the same thing.
If you hear that popping sound when you crack a joint, what you’re hearing is the release of gas trapped within the joint. Cracking your back at home may give you some relief because you are releasing some of the pressure in that joint, but this is by no means the same thing as a chiropractic adjustment. When a chiropractor “cracks your back,” he or she calls upon years of study and practice to strategically and expertly realign your spine. You simply won’t experience the same level of results at home.
Chiropractors are not “real” doctors.
Within the United States (and many other countries), chiropractors are licensed as health care providers in their communities, so this misconception most likely stems from those who question the effectiveness of chiropractic care. The truth is, chiropractors must undergo just as much (if not more) schooling as medical doctors must undergo, including a clinical residency with actual patients. The only real difference between a chiropractor and a medical doctor is the method and techniques used to treat patients. Medical doctors use modern medicine while chiropractors use chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care is just a health fad or trend.
Chiropractic may be new to you, but the first chiropractic adjustment wasn’t performed 10, 20, or even 30 years ago. The first adjustment in the United States was performed more than 120 years ago in September of 1895. That doesn’t sound like a trend or a fad to us. In fact, the field of chiropractic continues to grow around the world. As the single largest drug-free form of health care in the United States, Chiropractic Care probably isn’t going anywhere.
If you’re ready to give chiropractic care a try, let the health care professionals at Divine Spine take care of you. You can schedule an appointment at our clinic by calling or contacting our chiropractor online.