There is lots of research being done to learn more about chiropractic care and how it helps patients. There are still plenty of people who don’t understand the aspects of this treatment and how it can help. This lack of information is what creates misconceptions and myths surrounding chiropractic care. Here are 5 myths about chiropractic care and the real truth behind them.
Patients Feel Better Because of the Placebo Effect
There has been plenty of research done into whether or not chiropractic care is actually effective and not just “in your head”. First of all you need to understand that chiropractors focus on your skeletal system and the muscles that are attached to your bones. What a chiropractor tries to do is improve the function of your body and its own ability to heal itself. There are millions of people who have benefitted from chiropractic care, in fact you probably already know some of them.
Chiropractic Adjustments are Risky
This is probably one of the biggest misconceptions and it keeps people from getting the benefits of chiropractic treatments. Many still believe that an adjustment can cause injury or that chiropractors aren’t licensed doctors. Chiropractic care is a recognized field of alternative medicine and chiropractors need to be licensed. There is a long a rigorous training program and experts are almost unanimous in agreeing that chiropractic medicine is safe.
Chiropractic Care is Painful
Your chiropractor has years of clinical experience and training, there may be some discomfort during an adjustment but not pain. Most find this discomfort a worthy price to pay for the relief from pain they get after an adjustment. Adjustments are also far less painful than having to undergo surgery. Adjustments are applied manually and should you experience pain then you need to tell the doctor immediately.
Too Many Side Effects
There are few if any side effects that are caused be chiropractic adjustments. On the contrary chiropractic care is one of the safest treatments in healthcare. The fact that it is safe is one of the reasons that more people are turning to a chiropractor instead of surgeries or treating their conditions with medications.
It is Expensive
On the contrary, chiropractic care is one of the most affordable treatment options for those that have to constantly deal with back pain. Compare this to the cost of being off work for weeks or even months after surgery not to mention the cost of the surgery.