For Skeptics Only
There is so much misinformation out there about Chiropractic.
MYTH 1 : “Once you go to a Chiropractor you have to go for the rest of your life”
Every patient is in complete control of his or her health and it is no different when it comes to your Chiropractic care. There are a percentage of people that choose to have their spine checked regularly for the rest of their lives. For these people Chiropractic care forms part of their wellness lifestyle. This is particularly beneficial to people that have long standing complaints or a high levels of stress in their life. The amount of Chiropractic care you utilise is always up to you and your Chiropractor will support you whether you choose Relief care or wellness care.
MYTH 2: Chiropractors are not real doctors
Doctors of Chiropractic complete at least 6 years of full time University education, which is on par with any other Doctor. The major difference is their approach to health. Chiropractors do not prescribe drugs or perform surgery. Their main goal is to naturally support the body’s own healing potential by removing nerve interference. Chiropractors are recognized around the World as the spinal health care experts.
MYTH 3: Chiropractic adjustments are painful
Adjustments are never be painful. There are so many techniques that a Chiropractor has at his disposal that almost any patient in any condition can be safely and comfortably adjusted. In fact, there are certain techniques that can be used where the patient feels almost nothing. You are more likely to find a deep tissue massage more painful. Sometimes you can feel stiff or get a slight headache after an adjustment but this is usually very mild and gone within a couple of hours
MYTH 4: Chiropractors shove bones into place
I believe that this myth comes from the “clicking” sound that sometimes accompanies an adjustment. Some patients imagine that bones are being crunched together which is definitely not the case. The sound comes from the movement of gas and fluid in your joints as they get stretched. This is the same as when you click your knuckles and does not mean that the bones have been moved in or out of place. An adjustment is very similar to a stretch except it is done at a specific point at a high speed to stimulate the nervous system.
MYTH 4: Chiropractic is not safe
This has got to be the most incorrect myth of all. According to statistics Chiropractic is incredibly safe for everyone including infants and the elderly. Chiropractors enjoy some of the lowest malpractice insurance premiums of all health professionals and trust me there are no greater assessors of risk then Insurance companies. As with any Health Profession Chiropractic does have a set of risks but statistically you have a greater chance of getting struck by lightening (1in100 000) then getting a serious adverse affect from a Chiropractic Adjustment (1in 3 000 000). A thorough exam can identify the rare person for whom Chiropractic care might be unsuited
MYTH 5: Chiropractic is unscientific
Chiropractic is based on sound scientific principles. There is definitely more research needed on the exact way that Chiropractic can affect the health of a person and the truth is that we don’t have all the answers yet. We must also remember that the research budgets for Chiropractic World wide is incredibly small when compared to Medicine. So until we have more well -funded research lets look at thing logically
● It is a known fact the Nervous system controls and regulates every Cell and tissue in your body.
● It is also a known fact that reduced movement/misalignment of your spine can affect the function of the nervous system.
● Chiropractic has been proven without a shadow of a doubt to be very safe.
● Chiropractic has helped millions of people over 150 years and has grown to be the third biggest health care profession behind Medicine and Dentistry.
● Chiropractic has been proven to be very cost effective.
● Chiropractic has a very high patient satisfaction rate.
I think based on the points above most people can decide for themselves whether Chiropractic is worth a try.