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Debunking Chiropractic Myths
Chiropractic care is becoming more popular every year as a higher number of people are experiencing its benefits and understanding how it works. However, despite its growing popularity, chiropractic care remains surrounded by myths that hold many people back from seeking the treatment they need to become healthier and more mobile.
Here’s a look at some of the most common myths we hear and would like to address.
Myth #1: Chiropractic Care Isn’t Safe
Many people are hesitant about seeking chiropractic care, thinking we might accidentally crack or break their bones during adjustments—especially the ones in their neck. If you’ve ever had an adjustment, you can probably understand why some people would form the impression that chiropractic care is risky and not safe.
The popping and cracking sounds you hear during adjustments are actually the result of air and gas releasing from your joint capsules—not the sound of bones breaking or grinding together. This high-velocity, low-amplitude adjustment technique is completely safe and one of the oldest and most frequently used chiropractic treatments around. We’ll be more than happy to explain how it works in more detail during your next appointment.
It may also comfort you to know that malpractice insurance rates are significantly lower for chiropractors than for most other medical providers, given how chiropractic care is associated with fewer risks.
Myth #2: Chiropractic Care Is Only for Back and Spinal Injuries
Many think that chiropractors can only treat back and spine injuries. However, chiropractic care addresses the entire body and nearly every neuromusculoskeletal condition that affects your nerves, muscles, bones, tendons, joints, and ligaments.
Many people also think we only do adjustments, but we use a vast number of progressive techniques, including soft tissue work and corrective exercises. Our full list of therapeutic techniques is featured on our services page, where you can learn about them in more detail.
Myth #3: Chiropractic Care Is an Alternative Treatment
It’s true that for many years, medical doctors referred fewer patients to chiropractors than they do today. However, an extensive amount of evidence available now reveals the benefits of chiropractic care, and a higher number of younger, more progressive doctors who understand these benefits are more likely to refer patients to our practice. Chiropractors are now more integrated into the typical healthcare model, and our services are covered by many insurance providers.
Myth #4: Seeing a Chiropractor One Time Locks You into Treatment Forever
At Team Elite Chiropractic, our goal is to treat your condition and make you feel great again so you can resume your usual activities. We do not believe in “forever treatment” and, instead, are devoted to empowering you to maintain your health and stability.
Some patients choose to revisit our practice repeatedly to feel 100%. However, we enjoy teaching you how to help yourself, so you don’t have to keep coming back. We do this by showing you how to do certain at-home stretches and exercises that can continue to heal your condition and reduce your risk for future injuries.
At Team Elite Chiropractic, we specialize in many chiropractic services to treat and prevent injuries, including sport-related injuries. Call us today at (858) 633-8036 or book an appointment directly from our website.