There have been numerous studies that clearly show that in certain kinds of pain and injuries, a chiropractor can do the same or a better job compared to drugs in bringing relief. However, may people still refuse to go to chiropractors. There seem to be many negative chiropractor myths that have been spread around that discourage people from visiting their local chiropractor. Today, we are here to break those myths and really encourage you to give chiropractors a try!
1. Spinal Adjustments are really painful- Chiropractors are most well-known for performing spinal adjustments, and of course, it follows that there is this myth that spinal adjustments hurt. I have to admit that upon hearing of the term, I initially felt the same way. Adjusting your back does sound like an intimidating and painful process. I’m glad to report that I was proven wrong by my first chiropractor. Spinal adjustments do not hurt! In fact, they are quite the opposite. Many patients feel instant relief after getting a spinal adjustment.
2. Chiropractors have no formal education; especially compared to medical doctors- Another unfair myth that has been widely spread is that supposedly chiropractors are not educated in the in craft, which means they do not know what they are doing. This is so far from the truth. Before a chiropractor gets his license to practice, he has to undergo rigorous education and training. A chiropractor is required to complete 4 years of regular college and another 4 years of Chiropractic College. In this time, chiropractors learn about anatomy, physiology, neurology, pathology and radiology. After a chiropractor graduates, he also to have an internship involving patients. Lastly, before they become certified practitioners, chiropractors have to pass the National and State Board examinations.
3. Chiropractic is not scientific- Again, this is another common misconception that is totally false. Chiropractors, in their mission to provide the safest and most effective remedies for their patient’s continue to conduct scientific studies. These studies are meant to improve diagnostic methods, as well as treatments for patients. Look in any library and you will not have difficulty finding documented scientific trials performed by chiropractors.
It’s ok to believe in myths if they have some sort of evidence supporting them, but it pays to look at the case closely too. Chiropractic methods have been bringing relief to so many people in the world. If that isn’t evidence enough that chiropractors can really help you with your pain, then we don’t know what is!