As we began discussing in our previous post, there are many misconceptions about chiropractic care floating around among the public. Unfortunately, these myths are likely keeping many people who would benefit from chiropractic care from seeking treatment. If you’re letting any of the first three myths we talked about keep you from seeking help from a chiropractor, we hope you’ll reconsider. Keep reading to learn the truth about three more common chiropractic care myths.
Do you believe these chiropractic care myths?
Once you start seeing a chiropractor, you can’t stop.
While there is certainly no harm in seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis for the rest of your life, many potential patients are scared away by this kind of commitment. When you see a chiropractor for a particular reason, he or she will begin by crafting an individualized treatment plan for you, which will likely include a limited number of sessions. Once your initial symptoms have been addressed, you can choose to stop going. However, just as it with going to the gym, regular maintenance visits are very beneficial.
Chiropractors only treat back pain.
Because chiropractors focus on correcting subluxations of the spine, many people assume that they only treat back pain. In reality, chiropractors treat a wide variety of conditions that manifest all over the body. Let us explain. Your central nervous system is made up of your brain and your spinal cord, the latter of which is housed within the bones of your spine. By properly aligning your spinal column, chiropractors can treat conditions affecting various parts of the body by improving function within your nervous system.
I don’t need chiropractic care if I’m not in pain.
Firstly, it is important to understand that a lack of pain does not indicate the presence of health. Have you ever taken a painkiller to get rid of a headache? Those pills didn’t actually do anything to address the cause of your headache; they simply made it so you could no longer feel the pain. A chiropractic adjustment, on the other hand, may correct the dysfunction causing your headaches, relieving your pain at the source. Even if you aren’t in pain, your body may still benefit from regular chiropractic maintenance. Consult your chiropractor to discover how chiropractic care can benefit you.
At Morreale Chiropractic, we offer free consultations (including a 15 minute massage).