Myth #1: Spinal Manipulation and Adjustments are Dangerous
These methods of treatment are extremely safe when performed by licensed and trained Doctor of Chiropractic. The purpose of spinal manipulation and adjustments is to help your body restore its natural flexibility and mobility while relieving soreness, achiness, and stiffness in the joints and muscles. In addition, chiropractic care is much safer than surgery or painkillers. Many health professionals recommend seeing a chiropractor before deciding on a surgical procedure.
Debunking Common Myths of Chiropractic Care
#2 Chiropractic Treatment is Expensive and Difficult to Afford
Many insurance companies including Medicare and Medicaid cover adjustments due to proven benefits from chiropractic care. Studies show chiropractic care is much more affordable and cheaper than traditional medicine making insurance companies 100% supportive of chiropractic care.
#3 Once You Start Chiropractic Treatment You Will Have to Continue Care for the Rest of Your Life
Regular adjustments are a part of a healthy lifestyle, recommending that patients return to receive periodic spinal care is no different than sticking to a gym schedule or routine visits to your dental practice. You must maintain healthy practices to keep your body’s performance at its optimal level.
#4 Chiropractic Care is Not Effective
Many patients from all walks of life have incredibly benefited from chiropractic care. One of the best things about the chiropractic practice is it provides a natural remedy to pain relief without using drugs and surgical methods. People have reported chiropractic benefits that help improve back pain, headaches, ear infections, neck pain, arthritis and joint pain, healthy pregnancy, blood pressure, and much more.
#5 “Why go to a chiropractor? I can crack my own back.”
We absolutely don’t recommend this! A chiropractic adjustment is a specific force, applied in a specific direction to a specific joint. It is impossible to adjust yourself safely, correctly and accurately. A self-adjustment may appear to work due to the short period of relief, but it is just a false sense of treatment that has not fixed the underlying problem. In some cases, it may lead to an arthritic condition.
#6 “I just don’t see how chiropractic could help my__________.”
Chiropractic isn’t just for back pain! Through the gentle chiropractic adjustment, chiropractors remove misalignments (subluxations) in the spine, allowing the brain and body to communicate more smoothly and efficiently. This improves nervous system function, which controls and regulates all body function and encourages the body to heal naturally.
#7 Kids should not see a chiropractor and do not need adjustments.
Chiropractic care is safe for all children of every age, starting from infancy and up to the teenage years.
#8 The bumps and injuries my kids get throughout childhood are harmless.
An OSHA study estimates that a child may experience up to 1,500 traumas to the spine before their fifth birthday. If a child regularly sees a chiropractor, the adverse effects of these traumas may be minimized or corrected.
We understand that everyone responds differently to different adjustments, that is why Dr. Zurek has a wide range of knowledge of different techniques that can be used through chiropractic care. He utilizes specific chiropractic techniques that allow your body to rest and absorb an adjustment, so you can recover and feel better faster. Zurek Chiropractic is passionate about investing in the health and wellness of every patient.