Chiropractic care is a form of integrative medicine that focuses on holistic, non-invasive, evidence-based practices. It is proven to be an effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions. However, there are still a number of myths out there. Below are some of the most common chiropractic misconceptions.
Myth 1: Chiropractors are not real doctors
Because of the holistic nature of chiropractic medicine, compared to more conventional approaches, many people falsely regard chiropractors as being less trained and qualified than other doctors. This, however, is simply false. To earn a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) and become a licensed chiropractor, chiropractors must complete around eight years of higher education and pass multiple sets of national board exams.
Myth 2: Chiropractors can only help with spine problems
Although chiropractic care has earned a reputation for being an effective way of treating back pain and spinal disorders, the scope chiropractic care goes far beyond spinal issues. Good chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat a number of problems unrelated to the spine. For example, acute and chronic pain, fatigue, chronic gastrointestinal infections, autoimmune disorders, headaches, and diabetes are all conditions treated with chiropractic medicine.
When working with a patient, chiropractors are taught to consider the complete and total health and function of a patient. This wide range of health factors includes biomechanics, dysfunction, trauma, genetics, nutritional status, exercise, posture, environment, stress, and more. With this type of comprehensive thinking, chiropractors are able to diagnose and treat issues that fall well beyond the back-pain scope.
Myth 3: Chiropractic adjustments are dangerous
Another common myth in the world of chiropractic care is that chiropractic adjustments are dangerous. This is simply not true. Chiropractic adjustments are less invasive than many other forms of medicine. When compared to other treatment methods, like steroids, medication, and surgery, chiropractic medicine is far safer and more natural. While most reports of the dangers of chiropractic care are unfounded, it is a treatment method that is not right for everyone. For instance, those who have bone disease, rheumatoid arthritis, circulation problems, and nervous system infections should not undergo chiropractic manipulation.
Myth 4: Chiropractor care is not safe for children
One common source of contention regarding chiropractic treatment is its application for pediatric patients. However, research shows that chiropractic medicine can be a natural and safe way to treat pediatric issues. At our Lincoln chiropractic office, for example, we can help “treat” a number of pediatric issues by maximizing nerve flow for our pediatric patients. By “treating” subluxation, we are able to stimulate the body’s natural healing response, which can help improve a number of conditions — asthma, anxiety, ear infections, sleepings, gastrointestinal issues, and more.
Where Can I Find A Trusted Lincoln Chiropractor?
Whether you are looking for acute pain relief or just in need of a regular adjustment, we can help. Dr. Jamey Krueger and his staff are committed to maximizing each person’s full potential by utilizing the most cutting-edge chiropractic techniques, technologies, and wellness lifestyle strategies. Unlike conventional medicine, which focuses on attempting to treat conditions once they occur, Chiropractic FIRST emphasizes the power of preventive care and improving your health in an effort to reduce the risk of disease in the first place.
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