8 Facts about Chiropractic Care

Are You Aware Of These 8 Facts About Chiropractic Care?

There are a lot of misconceptions about chiropractic circulating online that deter people from it. However, for someone who knows better than to quickly buy into hear-says, shouldn’t you learn the facts first?

1.  Pain Is The Last Symptom Of Dysfunction

Don’t brush it off when you feel pain thinking that it’ll go away. When it comes to musculoskeletal issues, once you feel pain it means your condition may already be at the worsening point, which painkillers can’t solve.

2.  Athletes Visits Chiropractors Too

Yes, they do but not for injuries alone. They also receive chiropractic sessions for preventive and maintenance care. Whether they are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, these athletes use chiropractors to avoid being injured in the first place. 

3.  The Body Functions As One By Means Of Nervous System

The nervous system is like the engine of the car. Without it or if there is something wrong with it the car won’t run. So, if the nerves, which control the function of the body, traveling through the spinal cord protected by the spinal column experiences disruption like misalignment in the spine, it’ll cause other health problem for you.

4.  Doctors Don’t Do The Healing

Your body does! Disruptions in the body, like subluxations, are the ones that trigger diseases. Now, what the chiropractic doctors do is diagnose the root cause of the problem and derive a treatment according to the condition of the patient. This will relieve the body from the disruption and allow the body to heal itself.

5.  People In All Age Brackets Will Benefit From Chiropractic

Even babies and seniors receive treatments from chiropractors! The treatments will be adjusted depending on the problem and individual situation of the patients. So, there’s no need to worry about being too young or too old for chiropractic care.

6.  We Are More Than Just Bone Doctors

Since most of the patients who see chiropractors have spinal issues, people immediately assume that's all they know how to treat. However, chiropractors can work with any area of the body from the head (migraines/vertigo) to the feet (plantar fasciitis). They also give advice on nutrition, fitness, ergonomics and lifestyle, screen for conditions unrelated to the musculoskeletal system and refer out to other practitioners when necessary too.

7.  It’s Not True That You’d HAVE To Go Forever

When you have a problem area, you will want to come in regularly at first per your treatment plan that the doctor gives you on your first visit. This normally consists of two weekly visits for about 4-8 weeks with monthly re-evaluations, granted everyone is different and may require more or less time. After you and your doctor have re-evaluated your problem area and both decide it is feeling/getting better, you can slow down on your treatments. Though a maintenance/prevention visit, about once a month or so, can be very beneficial!

8.  Adjustments Shouldn’t Hurt

If done properly by a well-trained chiropractor, adjustments shouldn’t hurt. You shouldn’t worry about the popping sounds either; they’re just gas being released from your joints just like when you crack your knuckles.

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