Common Myths Of Chiropractic Care Common Myths Of Chiropractic Care

When you hear the term “chiropractic care”, what immediately pops into your mind?

For many of us here in Colorado, western medicine is what we grew up with and its what we’ve come to trust. And while opinions are changing about alternative medicine, there are still many myths floating around that can cloud your judgment on gravitating to something new – something different.

In truth, the chiropractic industry as a whole has taken many knocks in the past, especially from the medical community that has deliberately released misinformation, and sometimes even direct sabotage to keep the chiropractic practices at bay.

Myth #1: Chiropractors aren’t real doctors

The truth is that both chiropractors and doctors must undergo four years of pre-med training, and continue their medical training from there. A chiropractor will actually spend much of their education focusing on disease in the body, learning how it affects different areas and how to treat the body as a whole. MD’s focus on surgery and merely removing symptoms and problems. Chiropractic focuses on prevention through medicine, while MD’s focus on fixing something once it becomes a problem. To ensure whole body wellness, a chiropractor helps you live more energetic and healthy lives.

Myth #2 You’ll have to visit a chiropractor forever

The truth is you never have to do anything forever. You can forgo a great diet for one filled with snacks, sugar and high fats. You can quit exercising and lie on the couch day after day. Yet in both of these cases, chances are you watch your diet and get plenty of exercise because it makes you feel better, and hopefully you’ll live a longer, healthier life. Chiropractic works the same way. If you don’t take care of your body, it begins to break down. We should all have the desire to have a body that operates at its peak. This is where we feel the most energetic, alive and pain free. A chiropractor can help you achieve this by visiting on a regular basis.

Myth #3 Chiropractors and medical doctors can’t work together

Back in the 1940’s, the American Medical Association’s opposition to chiropractic care was at its strongest, lasting until the early 1980’s. In the years since, the position of most medical doctors has changed, mostly due to major studies that have showed how chiropractic can help treat a host of conditions. Many hospitals around the country now have chiropractors on staff, and most are comfortable working side by side to help alleviate a persons condition.

Myth #4 You may have a stroke from a neck adjustment

While there is always a possibility of having a stroke, a neck adjustment won’t increase your risk. And in fact, you have a greater probability of being struck by lightening than having a stroke on a chiropractors table. You are also 70,000 times more likely to suffer a stroke from the daily use of aspirin to prevent heart attacks; something they don’t tell you when you start on an aspirin a day regimen. When administered by a trained and licensed chiropractor, adjustments are extremely safe.

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