4 Common Myths About Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is a medical practice that for some unknown reason tends to have some common myths associated with it. Whether it’s about receiving adjustments, practice areas, or age, there is a lot of inaccurate information about chiropractic care that floats around online. Listed below are four common myths about chiropractic care, and this post from our experts at True Roots Chiropractic explains why they are all false.

1. “Chiropractic Adjustments are Dangerous”

This is a common myth for those who have never received chiropractic care before. In fact, this is the exact opposite, as chiropractic adjustments most often bring pain relief to those receiving adjustments. It should also be pointed out that just taking pain relief drugs can have a much higher risk of serious side effects. According to the American Chiropractic Association, “taking anti-inflammatory drugs and aspirin tend to have much more risk associated to spine surgery or neck surgery compared to receiving chiropractic adjustments.” Moreover, chiropractic adjustments are not dangerous, as adjustments have been proven to help your body restore from numerous studies.

2. “Chiropractors Only Treat Back Pain”

Although chiropractors are most widely known for treating spinal disorders, chiropractic care can actually involve a variety of health conditions. These include fatigue, gastrointestinal infections, headaches, diabetes, and even pregnancy related pain for many women. Learn more about our Pregnancy Care Techniques at True Roots Chiropractic, and find out why chiropractic care is very important when it comes to pregnancy. When it comes to severe headaches, chiropractic care allows for adjustments to posture, nutrition, and relaxation techniques to help identify the cause of the headaches. Ultimately, the “chiropractors only treat back pain” is definitely a myth, as chiropractors can help relieve a variety of pains associated with the body.

3. “Seeing a Chiropractor is Expensive”

This is very false in most cases, as visiting a chiropractor is typically less expensive than a visit to the medical doctor’s office. One important factor to consider about chiropractic care is that it’s recommended to be a long term treatment plan to help prevent future injuries, surgeries, physical therapy, and unnecessary medications. At True Roots, we provide a natural, productive, and affordable chiropractic experience. Curious about what an appointment looks like? Learn More about what you can expect during your first visit at True Roots Chiropractic!

4. “Chiropractic Care is Only for Adults”

We’re not sure how this one became a myth to begin with. It’s understandable that some parents may fear chiropractors for their child, but many children including toddlers can greatly benefit from chiropractic care. In fact, it’s safe to say that children undergo a lot of stress on their bodies, which can lead to neurological and structural distress if not treated. Here at True Roots, we help remove the neurological stress and improve structure to help children thrive and express the best versions of themselves. Learn More about why chiropractic care is so important for children even at early ages.

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