By: Dr. Ellis Schauder|January 20, 2022
You might hear a lot of misinformation about visiting a chiropractor. Take a deeper look into common chiropractic myths and why you shouldn’t believe them.
Are you looking for a reliable and holistic pain management solution? Schauder Chiropractic & Wellness Center offers Orlando’s top-rated chiropractic adjustment services. Our team is ready to dispel the myths of chiropractic care while helping you manage pain effectively.
1. Chiropractors Are Not Doctors
This is one of the most prominent chiropractic myths. While chiropractors are different from medical doctors, they earn a specialized doctorate. A chiropractor’s classroom hours are roughly equivalent to obtaining a medical degree in another field.
2. Chiropractic Care Is Only for Your Spine
Chiropractic care goes far beyond back pain. Chiropractic adjustments and exercises can help treat:
- Neck pain
- Wrist and elbow pain
- Knee, ankle, and foot pain
3. Chiropractors Only Treat Adults
Children can also have alignment issues. A child can begin chiropractic care as early as infancy. Chiropractors treat children the same way as adults.
4. Chiropractic Care Isn’t Safe
Chiropractic care is safer than increasing the use of over-the-counter and prescription pain pills. Many pills damage organs over time, and surgery can carry the risk of life-threatening infections. Don’t let this chiropractic myth stop you from seeking relief.
5. Going to a Chiropractor is Expensive
Ask your health insurance provider about covered chiropractic services. Even if you don’t have access to insurance, most chiropractic offices are far more affordable than surgeries. Call your local office and ask about their out-of-pocket payment plans.
6. Chiropractic Adjustments Are Painful
You might think adjustments hurt because they can be loud, but this isn’t true. Chiropractic adjustments may cause slight discomfort as your body adjusts to a healthier alignment. It’s like working out and training your body to be better.
7. Seeing a Chiropractor Won’t Help
You might think adjusting your spine won’t help reduce your pain in another area of your body. Your spine affects other parts of your body because it surrounds the spinal cord or nervous system. Adjustments in the appropriate places have powerfully positive results.
8. Chiropractic Care Requires Referrals
You don’t need a referral from your doctor to see a chiropractor.
9. Adjustments Become a Lifelong Commitment
Some clients commit to long-term pain management adjustments due to their individual needs. You might only require a few visits to train your body with professional guidance.
10. You Can Perform Adjustments on Your Own
Don’t attempt spinal adjustments on your own. Chiropractors have years of specialized training to prevent damaging amounts of directional force. Too much force can worsen the pain.
Now that you know these chiropractic myths are false, it’s time to find out for yourself how helpful chiropractic care can be.