The chiropractic myths out there range from understandable to downright ridiculous! So, we at Alive Chiropractic decided to bust the most common chiropractic myths in this article to shed light on the largest natural healing profession in the world!
Truth: Studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments are statistically the safest approach to addressing health concerns. They are safer than resting your head back at the salon to get your hair shampooed!
Truth: Negative reactions to properly prescribed medications are the 3rd leading cause of death in America. Therefore, chiropractic care offers a safe, drug-free alternative to many illnesses, without the risk of nasty side-effects!
Truth: Regular adjustments are a part of a holistic, preventative lifestyle. As a result, we highly encourage maintenance care, but the choice to continue is yours!
Truth: Chiropractic care is safe for children of all ages, including infants. Besides decreased pain, the most common improvements in children under chiropractic care are immune function, mood, and sleep!
Myth: Childhood bumps and bruises are harmless.
Truth: The Journal of Neurotrauma estimates that a child sustains 1,500 spinal-related traumas before the age of 5. Regular chiropractic care can help minimize and correct those effects!
Truth: Chiropractic students receive 4,485 hours of college classroom instruction vs. the 4,248 hours for other medical students!
Truth: Many insurance companies (including Medicare!) cover adjustments because they have statistically quantified the benefits of preventative care vs. drugs and surgery! We always do a complimentary benefits check with your insurance when you come in for your first appointment.
Myth: Chiropractic only helps with back pain.
Truth: Neurologically based chiropractic adjustments help with a broad range of different symptoms, such as headaches/migraines, sinus issues, TMJ/jaw pain, acid reflux, and sciatica. They also improve the overall function of the body!
Truth: Millions of people have benefited from regular chiropractic care – ask anyone in our office!