5 Myths About the Chiropractor Debunked

Posted By Gwinnett Medical Back & Neck Pain || 17-Aug-2015

Like any type of doctor, many people become skeptical and nervous about chiropractors. It could be because chiropractors obtain partial control over your nervous system during your adjustment, or it could be because you are experiencing pain and feel uneasy about letting another person apply pressure to that area. Whatever the case, it is important to understand a few things before making an appointment with the chiropractor. We have debunked a few myths to help you feel more comfortable when making a trip to the chiropractor’s office.

Debunked Myth #1: Chiropractic adjustments are for people of certain ages.

This could not be further from the truth. In fact, a chiropractor can help relieve pain and other symptoms for all ages, from children to seniors. This is because chiropractors are trained to improve and increase the range of motion, balance, and coordination in patients. In addition, chiropractic adjustments promote healthy brain and nervous system development that may help with a number of other issues such as sleep disorders, asthma, allergies, and more.

Debunked Myth #2: You will have to see the chiropractor forever.

Many people believe that after your initial visit, you are required or advised to see a chiropractor every week for the rest of your life. While some people do receive chiropractic adjustments religiously, chiropractors do not require or advise patients to come in for continuous care if symptoms are not apparent. On average, after a person has received the necessary treatment(s) for their injury or problem, he/she may only visit a chiropractor for occasional checkups.

Debunked Myth #3: Your adjustment will hurt.

It is important to remember that chiropractors undergo rigorous training during school and throughout their careers. A skilled and experienced chiropractor will be able to tell you of any symptoms he/she notices. From here, your chiropractor may explain what he/she thinks will be the most efficient and helpful treatments for your condition. Many people find that their adjustments are more comfortable than expected. This is because chiropractors learn how to relax the spine and know when pressure must be applied for a pain-free adjustment.

Debunked Myth #4: Chiropractors only know about the spine.

Some people assume that chiropractors only know about the neck and spine. However, through their educations, chiropractors learn much about pediatrics, sports rehabilitation, neurology, nutrition, addictions, and various disorders. By having a wide range of knowledge, chiropractors may benefit patients by giving them advice in multiple areas. In some cases, a chiropractor may be able to give a patient nutrition advice that will allow the patient’s body to heal due to diet change.

Debunked Myth #5: Chiropractors are expensive.

Many people believe chiropractors are expensive because they are specialists. However, many chiropractic offices accept a wide-range of insurance coverage. This means that your chiropractic adjustment may not cost you a single penny. In cases where people do pay, many are only charged a small copay amount and insurance companies pay for the remainder. It is important to speak to a representative at your chiropractor’s office to see if your insurance company covers the cost of treatment.

Gwinnett Medical Back & Neck Pain Can Help

If you have been nervous to see a chiropractor but believe that you are in need of chiropractic action, call the chiropractors at our Lawrenceville or Norcross office today. We will be able to answer any questions you have about treatments. We understand the anxieties that come along with facing pain in the neck and spine and are here to help you feel comfortable about receiving treatment. The chiropractors at our clinic care about your health and are passionate about making your life as pain-free as possible.

Do not hesitate. Get the comfort you deserve! Call Gwinnett Medical Back & Pain today.

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