MYTHS AND FACTS 

 
MYTH #1
Chiropractors are not Real Doctors

Fact. Chiropractors have the same level of education as medical doctors, and are licensed as primary health care doctors. The difference between chiropractors and medical doctors has to do with how they treat the human body. Where medical doctors rely on external chemical compounds to treat ailments, chiropractors focus on the structurally correcting the internal conditions, which are the root cause of the ailments in the first place. Because of this, chiropractic is highly effective in caring a wide range of conditions without resorting to taking drugs.

MYTH #2

Chiropractic Adjustments are Dangerous If you knew me personally you would know that it is far more dangerous to ride in the car with me than to get adjusted by me. My malpractice and auto insurance carriers think so also. That is why I pay more than twice as much for my auto insurance than my malpractice insurance. But you always here that doctors pay so mych in malpractice, thats the medical doctors. Read the following excerpt from the 2014 Harvard Center for Ethics department. "Few know that systematic reviews of hospital charts found that even properly prescribed drugs (aside from misprescribing, overdosing, or self-prescribing) cause about 1.9 million hospitalizations a year. Another 840,000 hospitalized patients are given drugs that cause serious adverse reactions for a total of 2.74 million serious adverse drug reactions. About 128,000 people die from drugs prescribed to them. This makes prescription drugs a major health risk, ranking 4th with stroke as a leading cause of death. The European Commission estimates that adverse reactions from prescription drugs cause 200,000 deaths; so together, about 328,000 patients in the U.S. and Europe die from prescription drugs each year. The FDA does not acknowledge these facts and instead gathers a small fraction of the cases."

MYTH #3

Once you Start Chiropractic You Must Continue Forever Fact! While this is not strictly true, it is importantly to remember that ALL doctors continue to treat you for the rest of you life, at least ideally. For example, how often do you go to your dentist? Is it not true that your dentist will keep scheduling visits even when you have no tooth pain? We all learned at an early age the value of routine maintenance for our teeth, but for most of us we never learned the importance of the same type of routine maintenance for the rest of the body. Is it more improtant to have good teath or a good spine? Think about it.

MYTH #4

Medical Doctors don’t like Chiropractors For the most part there is still a little animosity towards chiropractors from the medical community. Maybe a few medical doctors don’t like chiropractors for one reason or another. As a matter fact more and more medical doctors and nurses are being treated by chiropractor every year. Chiropractors are now on staff at many major hospitals, the military, working at insurance companies and work side by side with medical doctors in private clinics.

MYTH #5

People can Adjust Themselves by “Cracking” Their Neck or Back Fact. It would be almost impossible to adjust oneself in a way to correct any subluxations (structural misalignments that are affecting the nerves). Some people can get their neck or back to “pop”, but this usually only affects the segments that are not the true culprit and over time can lead to other problems. Just as you wouldn’t perform surgery on yourself, its best to leave the adjustments of your back and neck to the professional chiropractor. Even professionals cannot adjust themselves.

MYTH #6

Spinal Adjustments Hurt Fact. Many patients feel instant relief immediately after their care, for obvious reasons patients suffering from severe neck or back pain may experience some discomfort, for most patients this in not the case, in fact most patients look forward to their chiropractic care.


     
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