Many consider October to be a “spooky” time of year. But when it comes to chiropractic care, there’s nothing to be afraid of! There are a lot of myths floating around out there, and we’d like to take a moment to set the record straight and separate the myths from the truth.

Truth #1: Chiropractic adjustments are safe, and can be performed comfortably.

A lot of people think a chiropractic adjustment involves a painful procedure, that could even injure them. Nothing could be farther from the truth; in fact, the entire point is to address pain and discomfort! We often find that chiropractic care is far safer than the alternatives (surgery or chronic use of painkillers).

In fact, chiropractic care is safe for children – even newborns!

Truth #2: Once you begin receiving chiropractic care, you do not need to continue it for the rest of your life!

Of course, duration of treatment does depend upon the condition you’re treating. You do need to continue healthy habits for the rest of your life, if you want to stay healthy. This might also involve regular chiropractic adjustments. But if we are specifically treating an injury or temporary condition, duration of treatment will only last until the problem is resolved.

Truth #3: Yes, chiropractors are “real” doctors.

For some reason, many people believe that chiropractic care is not a true science, or that a chiropractor is not equivalent in education or experience to other types of doctors.

This is likely based on standards from many decades ago. Today a degree in chiropractic medicine requires just as many (and often more) classroom hours as other medical degrees. Chiropractors also complete a full residency, pass four sets of national board exams, and pass exams to become licensed in their particular state.

Truth #4: Chiropractic care really does work.

Chiropractic care has become the preferred method of choice for many patients, in treating back pain, neck pain, headaches, ear infections, arthritis, and more. Many pregnant women even utilize specialized chiropractic care as part of a healthy pregnancy.

If you have any other concerns about chiropractic care, give us a call. We will be happy to meet with you and answer your questions, and then get you started on a path toward healthy pain reduction and healing.