8 Misconceptions About Chiropractic Care

What are the misconceptions about chiropractic care?

  1. Having a chiropractic adjustment is not safe
  2. Chiropractors are not doctors
  3. Chiropractors are only back doctors
  4. After you see a chiropractor, you have to keep coming back forever
  5. Chiropractic care is not effective
  6. Chiropractic manipulations hurt
  7. Kids cannot visit a chiropractor
  8. I can do chiropractic adjustments myself
If you suffer from back pain or neck pain, you likely have considered seeking chiropractic treatment in the Philippines. But with all the misconceptions about chiropractic care floating around, you may also be on the fence about visiting a chiropractor clinic in Manila. To shed a light on this topic, we’ve listed down eight common misconceptions about chiropractic care. Learning the facts can help ease your mind about visiting a chiropractor and start your path to pain relief and wellness.

Myth #1: Having a chiropractic adjustment is not safe.

Chiropractic adjustments are widely accepted as safe for relieving pain, improving mobility, and enhancing a person’s wellness. And while it’s true that every medical procedure carries risks, any risk associated with chiropractic adjustments are very low. In most cases, soreness is the only side effect of chiropractic adjustments, which will go away after a while.

Myth #2: Chiropractors are not doctors.

Chiropractors are not doctors Just like medical doctors and lawyers, chiropractors are licensed health care professionals. They are allowed to practice among patients around the world. In fact, aspiring chiropractors have to complete a total of 4,485 hours of classroom education, which is more than medical students require 4,485 hours of education. After college, chiropractors complete their residency programs and have to pass national board exams before getting a license to practice. The only difference between chiropractors with medical doctors has to do with their method of treatment. While medical doctors use medicines and surgery to treat patients, chiropractors provide non-surgical treatment options such as spinal manipulation, stretches, and muscle strengthening methods. These help the body heal naturally.

Myth #3: Chiropractors are only back doctors.

While it’s true that chiropractors treat back ailments, it is only a part of what they do. Chiropractors can treat problems in the musculoskeletal system, especially of the spine. Since the musculoskeletal system is in charge of coordinating and controlling all body functions, chiropractors can help in reducing a wide range of symptoms including those from ear infections, asthma, sciatica, sinus problems, stress, and more.

Myth #4: After you see a chiropractor, you have to keep coming back forever.

After you see a chiropractor, you have to keep coming back forever It’s true that chiropractic care requires more than one session to complete. But what many people don’t know is that the duration of sessions will depend on the initial analysis of a patients’ condition. How long the treatment plan will last depends on the unique needs of a patient to maintain good musculoskeletal health. For many patients, receiving chiropractic care is just like visiting the dentist. As you may already know, routine dental care is needed to keep the teeth healthy. With regular chiropractic care, you help your spine to stay healthier throughout your lifetime.

Myth #5: Chiropractic care is not effective.

Chiropractors have treated millions of patients across the world suffering from various health conditions. There are also scientific studies supporting the effectiveness of chiropractic care.

Myth #6: Chiropractic manipulations hurt.

Chiropractic manipulations hurt Chiropractic manipulations or spinal adjustments will not hurt at all. In fact, most chiropractic patients experience instant relief after the adjustments. At most, you will feel normal and short-lived muscle swelling or tightness.

Myth #7: Kids cannot visit a chiropractor.

Chiropractic care is safe for people of all ages, including children and infants. There have been cases when infants had to receive chiropractic manipulations after birth due to vertebral subluxations.

Myth #8: I can do chiropractic adjustments myself.

I can do chiropractic adjustments myself A sound from a self-adjustment is the result of expanded air and gas from joint spaces. This creates a false sense of treatment and in most cases, can lead to an arthritic problem. Chiropractors are the health professionals that are licensed to do adjustments safely and effectively.

Key Takeaway

In this article, we’ve rounded up misconceptions about chiropractic care. If you have other concerns that are hampering you from seeking chiropractic care, contact Chiropractor Philippines. During the initial consultation, we would make sure patients are fully educated and at ease about their treatment.

Written By: Dr. Benedicto Luz Adorable III

Dr. Ben is the CEO and Founder of Philippine Chiropractic Healthcare Specialist. He has a Doctorate Degree of Chiropractic from Parker College of Chiropractic.

To read more about Dr. Ben, click here.

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