No matter what the topic, there is always someone willing to offer advice, opinions, and suggestions. The receiver of said tips must take into consideration the background and knowledge level of the information provider. How accurate is the information? Is this sound advice? Or is this simply part of local lore, myth, or superstition?
Over the years, many people have offered up their opinions about chiropractic care. Unfortunately, most of their beliefs are not based on qualified knowledge. These myths become “fact” and are believed by many.
Today, we are going to debunk all those myths and provide you with accurate, professional information you can trust.
Chiropractic care is dangerous.
According to research, chiropractic adjustments are safer than many common activities like receiving a shampoo at the hair salon, dancing, and star gazing.
Prescription and non-prescription medications can take care of my pain and are safer than visiting a chiropractor.
Do you know what the third most common cause of death is in America? Adverse reaction to prescription medication. Most chiropractors offer drug-free care that alleviates many ailments.
If you visit the chiropractor once, you’ll never be able to stop.
Many patients benefit from regular adjustments. However, routine visits aren’t mandatory.
Chiropractic adjustments don’t work.
Millions of people think otherwise!
Only certain people – like car accident victims and athletes – should visit the chiropractor.
Chiropractic care is safe for babies, children, pregnant women, the elderly and every other age group and personality type in between.
According to OSHA, the average child will sustain 1,500 spinal-related injuries before the age of five. Chiropractic care can help reduce and reverse the effects of these traumas.
Chiropractors aren’t really doctors.
Not only are chiropractors subjected to the same rigorous educational requirements of other doctors, but they actually exceed the knowledge base of other medical professionals. Medical students participate in 4,248 hours of college classroom instruction. Chiropractic students engage in 4,485.
Adjustments grind and damage bones.
Many people interpret the occasional popping sound of adjustments with skeletal trauma. However, this sound is merely he release of CO2 gas – nothing dangerous or traumatic is happening.
It is expensive to visit the chiropractor.
The cost of adjustments is usually covered by most insurance companies. They acknowledge the benefits of preventative care instead of costly drugs and surgery.
If you are interested in learning more about chiropractic care, talk to your primary care provider. A general physician can point you to a qualified, trusted chiropractor.
Guest author Dusty Miller works for a chiropractor in Tampa. He is saddened by the bad rap his branch of medicine has received and is always eager to expose the truth.