Many people who have chronic back and neck problems spend a lot of their time trying to relieve themselves of pain while for the most part, trying to avoid surgical procedures. When patients decide to put their medical conditions into their own hands, then they often turn to a Dallas chiropractor for their back, neck, and other relevant issues.
Since chiropractic care is a different form of healthcare than going to a standard spine medical specialist, there are several myths about this type of care that are all wrong, yet continue to be spread around like wildfire. Here are the top four chiropractic myths and why they deserve to be busted.
1. Chiropractors Aren’t Real Doctors
There seems to be the belief that chiropractors are just regular people who think they know how to give an all curing back massage. This is simply not true. Chiropractors usually have four years of pre-med undergraduate education where they focus on their specialty. From there, these specialists move on to complete about five years of chiropractic college from an accredited entity. The thousands of hours that it takes for a chiropractor to study, practice, and perfect their craft makes them a legitimate resource for relieving the type of discomfort that a chiropractor can focus on.
2. Chiropractic Care is Expensive
This theory has been debunked by a 2010 study conducted and published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. According to this study chiropractors were 20 percent cheaper than medical doctors.
As creatures of habit, patients think that it is cheaper to see a medical doctor over a chiropractor over time. Keep in mind that the patients who stick with a chiropractor are less likely to have to go through spina surgery.
3. Chiropractic Care is Dangerous for the Patient
It is inaccurate to state that chiropractic care is more dangerous than standard medical care. It is a less invasive method of care than other medical methods. Chiropractic care is not invasive like surgery, which is a practice that can lead to serious medical side effects, including death.
4. Once I Start Going to a Chiropractor, I’ll Never Be Able to Stop
Patients are free to come and go as long as they see the benefits of the appointments. Many patients who suffer from acute issues only come in for the number of visits that it takes to obtain the relief that they need. A good chiropractor will not pressure patients to come in for more visits. The frequency of care is always up to the patient.
Premier Health Chiropractic and Wellness Knows the Proof is in the Visit
If you are experiencing back pain, are in need of a spinal adjustment, spinal decompression, or massage therapy, Premier Health Chiropractic and Wellness is here to help.
We understand that there are several myths about our industry, and that is why we are eager to prove to our patients that chiropractic methods are safe, comfortable, and above all, give results. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.