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Posted on 04-16-2015
Many people have a false understanding of what Chiropractic is. Even traditional medicine practitioners have a misunderstanding of what a Chiropractor does. Many myths have spurned regarding chiropractic techniques and the science has been questioned. However, today more and more people are accepting chiropractic as a form of treatment and are successfully benefiting from it. A chiropractic student receives 4485 hours of education compared to a medical student who receives 4248 hours of education. The Palmer College of Chiropractic is a leading institute that founded chiropractic.
Many recent studies have busted the age long myths regarding chiropractic. The adjustment techniques used by chiropractors are much safer than most of the everyday activities we perform. The best part about chiropractic is that it is medicine and surgery free. In America itself, side effects of drugs that have been properly prescribed has become the third leading cause of death. In such a scenario where chemical reactions with drugs can lead to many other ailments, a treatment without any medicine or cutting is a definite plus.
Chiropractic, contrary to common belief, is very safe for children and also is recommended that kids should receive chiropractic care from a young age--this is because even minor injuries incurred at a young age can affect the spine and develop into spinal issues as the child grows up.
You may feel that self-adjustment is an easy way to treat problems but the truth is that incorrectly performing the adjustment on ones self can lead to injury or future problems. A person becomes a certified chiropractor after extensive study and research in institutes as renowned as Palmer College of Chiropractic. Licensed chiropractors have studied each and every aspect of the human body and how to apply adjustments to the spinal vertebrae so as to treat ailments like herniated discs, shoulder pain, neck pain, lumbar pain and similar issues.
So trust your chiropractor, he has had thorough and extensive study to become credited and can definitely treat your pain without subjecting you to mediciation and surgeries.
Dr. Heath Gallentine
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