Putting Those Chiropractic Myths To Rest!
Are you interested in giving Chiropractic care a try or are you stuck on chiropractic myths? We're here to make sure you have all the correct information you need regarding chiropractors and their care! There is a lot of misinformation out there so lets set the record straight! It's time to debunk some chiropractic care myths!
Myth 1: Chiropractors aren’t real doctors
According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA),
“Chiropractors are educated in nationally accredited, four-year doctoral graduate school programs through a curriculum that includes a minimum of 4,200 hours of classroom, laboratory and clinical internship, with the average DC program equivalent in classroom hours to allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) medical schools.”
Chiropractic students gain a solid foundation in the basic sciences with coursework in anatomy, physiology, neurology, and pathology before undergoing clinical science training. All of that is followed by passing 4 National Boards, 1 Physiotherapy National Board and State Board testing to become licensed.
Myth 2: Chiropractic Adjustments are dangerous
Sometimes the sound of an adjustment can be intimidating and we totally get that. But chiropractic adjustments are safe when performed by a licensed chiropractor! They’re safe, effective and have NO side effects! The adjustment can be performed with a variety of techniques but the common “crack or pop” you hear is simply gas bubbles formed inside your joint being released.
Myth 3: Anyone can crack your back - You don’t need to pay a chiropractor
FALSE! Chiropractors are trained to target specific joints that are “locked” or misaligned and address these problems with adjustments to restore their proper motion and stimulate nervous system function! Someone not trained in chiropractic care is simply applying pressure to your back and hoping something “pops” which can lead to further joint damage or make the problem worse.
Myth 4: Chiropractic is too expensive
A lot of people assume chiropractic care is a luxury they can’t afford. But it can be more affordable than they realize especially when compared to other medical options such as spinal fusion or back surgery. Even though you may not see the healthcare savings immediately in your budget, you are likely to see them later on as you enjoy a healthier life with fewer medical costs. Your health is an investment!
Myth 5: Chiropractors only treat back pain
Although chiropractors are great at helping your neck and low back pain, pain is only part of what they do! Chiropractors move bones that are putting pressure on your nervous system! Your nervous system is the most important system in the body because it controls how your brain coordinates and controls all functions! In addition to relieving pain, chiropractors can help with allergies, digestive problems, fibromyalgia, stress, insomnia, immune function, ear infections, sinus problems, and so much more!
Myth 6: Chiropractic Adjustments are only for adults
No one is too young for chiropractic care! In our office, we recommend checking infants soon after birth, as subluxations/misalignments occur particularly in the upper vertebra from the strenuous birthing process! As they continue to grow and learn to walk, ride bikes, and play sports they can also experience events that cause bones to shift out of alignment. Chiropractic care can help maintain proper alignment and nervous system function required to form healthy adults!
Myth 7: Once you start chiropractic care, you have to go the rest of your life.
You don’t have to do anything, the choice of health is always yours to make! All of our practice members want to continue getting regular maintenance care because of the health benefits they receive! It’s like brushing your teeth on a regular basis to prevent cavities! Routine chiropractic care not only prevents that nagging pain from returning but has numerous other health benefits!
Apex Chiropractic and Wellness is located at 120 Unionville Indian Trail Rd C-102 Indian Trail, NC 28079. We are always accepting new patients! To schedule, call (704) 821-5000 or visit our website at www.apexchiropracticnc.com.