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Posted on 08-13-2016
The chiropractic practice is surrounded by fallacies. As an alternative medical practice, chiropractic treatments simply aren't as familiar as those used in traditional western medicine, so fallacies and rumors naturally spring up around them. Here are a few common chiropractic fallacies explained and debunked:
1. Chiropractic is Dangerous
Before visiting a chiropractor, some people are under the impression that chiropractic adjustments are dangerous. In fact, the opposite is true; chiropractic adjustments are one of the safest and least invasive medical solutions available.
2. You Have to Keep Going Every Week
One of the most widely circulated fallacies about chiropractic is that once you start going, you have to go every week for the rest of your life, but this isn't true. Every patient is different, so every patient's treatment plan will be different. Often a chiropractor will have you come in weekly for a period of time, and then taper off treatments as your body adjusts and heals. When your body is back in proper alignment, your visits to the chiropractor can become much less frequent.
3. Chiropractic Only Helps Back Pain
Often people with issues such as allergies, insomnia, and recurring infections don't consider visiting a chiropractor because they believe that chiropractic only helps to relieve back pain. Actually, chiropractic can help relieve an extensive variety of medical complaints without resorting to drugs or invasive procedures.
4. Chiropractic isn't Scientific
Chiropractic is still viewed by some as a 'fringe' or unscientific practice. However, more and more medical research is showing that chiropractic is just as effective as mainstream medical procedures - and in many cases more effective.
5. Chiropractors Aren't Real Doctors
This is a fallacy that persists even though many medical doctors today support and believe in chiropractic. Chiropractors actually go through more hours of medical training than traditional doctors, and have to have a deep understanding of the body and how it works. Unlike specialists who may only focus on one area of the body, chiropractors have to learn how all of the body's systems work together.
Chiropractic is a legitimate medical practice that has helped thousands of people live healthy, pain-free lives. If you want to learn more about how chiropractic can help you, contact us today!
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