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 hearsays, 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 painkiller 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. It means athletes uses chiropractors too 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
Disruptions in the body, like subluxation, 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 or seniors may consult and 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 backbone issues, people immediately assume that’s all they know how to treat. However, chiropractors can 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
You may want to do it regularly because it makes you feel good, not because you have to. Once your problem area have been fully adjusted, you should be fine, though a maintenance visit, like once a month, is good too.
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.