Popular misconceptions in Chiropractic
While chiropractic has been around since the late 19th century, chiropractic treatment still has numerous misconceptions. Even though more than 60,000 chiropractors are working in the US today, and colleges across the country give chiropractic certification, when the word chiropractic is discussed, we still see some popular misconceptions. If we can explain or appreciate any of these misunderstandings it can make people feel more informed about chiropractic treatment. Here are some of those misunderstandings and an explanation for the truth. We find this link to know more.
Chiropractors may only treat back issues: while chiropractors are popular for treating spine issues and back pain, chiropractic therapy is more of a holistic approach based on addressing spinal problems, which in turn helps the whole-body work at its optimum level. Chiropractic not only helps to relieve back pain, it can also help treat an infection of the ear of a child, headaches of a person, lower blood pressure, aid with arthritis pain, and several other disorders.
Chiropractors may prescribe medicine and perform surgery: while certain chiropractors may provide heat / cold therapy, provide additional forms of physical therapy, and even supervise herbal therapy, they may not prescribe medication or perform surgical procedures. Chiropractic itself is based on the belief that the body should heal itself and that the chiropractor makes the body understand its inherent ability to heal itself.
Chiropractors are not professional physicians: in reality, chiropractors are licenced physicians, qualified in the particular area of chiropractic’s called medicine. Before they can practise, they must pass national board examinations and certify tests like all licenced doctors.
When you go to a chiropractor you have to go for the rest of your life: Many people confuse maintenance appointments with an endless sequence of chiropractor visits. Like physical exercise and proper diet, however, many chiropractic patients prefer to be routinely tested for misalignments as a safe lifestyle, to preserve the optimum health and efficiency of the body. A recovery plan will be negotiated with the patient and it is always the patient’s decision whether they benefit from regular visits or not.