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Your Chiropractor Debunks the Top 5 Chiropractic Myths

Written By Innovate Health on February 11, 2021

rsz chiropractorHave you been avoiding seeing a chiropractor because of stories that you’ve heard about them? 

You’re not the first person to believe some of the myths out there about chiropractic care. False rumors are common about this type of care. 

Your local chiropractor wants to set the story straight, though, because spinal adjustments and other chiropractic modalities can have a profoundly positive effect on your life.

What Your Chiropractor Wants You to Know: Refuting 5 Myths 

The statements below are the most common myths being told about chiropractors and the care they provide:

1. A Chiropractor Isn’t a Real Doctor

To practice, a chiropractor must invest their time and money in chiropractic education that equates to 4200+ hours in the classroom, lab, and clinic taught by both Medical Doctors and Chiropractors. Once they’ve completed their education, they must pass a state exam to receive licensure to legally practice. After passing their boards, they gain the title “doctor of chiropractic.”

2. Chiropractic Treatment Is Dangerous 

Spinal adjustments are safe when an experienced, licensed practitioner carries them out. Complications can happen, but they’re extremely rare, with the adjustment being only a piece of the puzzle. Talking to your chiropractor about your medical history before treatment can help prevent any issues. Your Chiropractor can treat many other parts of your body as well thru extremity adjustments in your arms, legs, knees, ankles, feet, shoulders, elbows, wrists, fingers, and toes. 

3. Spinal Adjustments Are Painful

New technology and techniques make chiropractic care extremely comfortable. In fact, most patients experience immediate relief from pain after treatment. 

4. Treatment Is Expensive

Chiropractic care is quite affordable, especially now that more insurance companies are providing coverage. Additionally, since your chiropractor can prevent long-term painful conditions, you may be able to prevent more expensive, invasive treatments—or even surgery. 

5. Once I Start, I’ll Never Be Able to Stop 

Many patients come to us for treatment of acute issues only. Others find that regular chiropractic treatment helps them with: 

  • Long-term pain relief
  • Increased mobility and range of motion
  • More energy and better overall health

Curious If Chiropractic Care Is Right for You?

Dr. Payne wants you to feel comfortable with chiropractic care right from the start. If you’re still unsure whether you should seek chiropractic care, we urge you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Payne. He can address all your concerns, doubts, and questions, whether they relate to other myths you’ve heard or if you’re just curious whether you can benefit from this type of treatment. 

Do you have questions about chiropractic care? We have answers! Contact us at 817-329-3552 to schedule a consultation.


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