Myths People Believe About Chiropractors

  • Posted on: May 31 2019
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While many people are very thankful that they can see a chiropractor for their pain, others may never want to visit one. They have bought into a number of the different myths people often believe about chiropractors. These myths often paint chiropractors as quacks who don’t actually help people at all. Let’s take a look at a few of these myths and the truth.

Anyone Can Call Themselves a Chiropractor

Some people believe that chiropractors are unlicensed or have very little training. This is not the case. Most chiropractors have gone through a full undergraduate program, often as a pre-med major, and then follow it up with a graduate degree focused on chiropractic medicine. This includes thousands of hours of instructional practice, plus classes on biology, physiology, anatomy, and chiropractic procedures. While they may not have a full M.D., chiropractors are far from uneducated, and a person cannot simply open a chiropractic clinic without being certified and licensed. The American Chiropractic Association and similar organizations make certain chiropractors follow these procedures.

Chiropractors Aren’t Safe

This myth comes from the fact that some people do feel pain or headaches after visiting the chiropractor. These side effects do occur, but they usually vanish within about 24 hours. They happen because the body was out of alignment. Spinal manipulation does push and pull nerves, muscles, and other parts of the body around, which can cause some pain. However, because everything is being put back into its correct alignment, the pain you felt before your visit will be gone.

It is true that chiropractic manipulation can be dangerous for people who are dealing with certain conditions such as broken bones, inflamed joints, circulation issues, and bone disease. However, if you visit a chiropractor, they will ask you many questions about your health before doing anything to make certain it’s safe.

It Doesn’t Work

Finally, some people believe chiropractic manipulation doesn’t work. The data shows otherwise, of course, with many people saying they have felt some or total relief of pain due to chiropractic therapy.

Want to try it yourself or learn more about chiropractors? Contact Maximum Orthopedics today.

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