Myths About Chiropractic
Myth: Chiropractic is dangerous.
Fact: Studies have shown that chiropractic patients are equally likely to have a stroke in the waiting room as they are on the table. Chiropractic is one of the safest forms of medicine, as it is non-invasive. Don’t believe me? Chiropractors have the lowest malpractice insurance of any doctor. And who would know better than the insurance companies that assess the risk we pose to our patients?
Myth: Prescription and non-prescription medications are safe.
Fact: Adverse reactions to medications are one of the leading causes of fatalities in the USA. Chiropractors offer an alternative that is safe and natural. Your chiropractor removes interference in your nervous system by ensuring proper spinal motion. Whenever possible, let your body heal itself rather than take medications with potentially fatal side effects.
Myth: Once you go to a chiropractor, you always have to go.
Fact: Chiropractic patients learn to be attuned to their bodies and often choose to continue care because they recognize the benefit it provides them. The choice to continue is always yours. Part of healthy living is continuing wellness care on a monthly basis, just as you visit your dentist for a teeth cleaning every few months or a car mechanic to tune your car’s engine every few thousand miles.
Myth: Chiropractors do not receive sufficient training.
Fact: Chiropractors receive 4,480 hours of classroom instruction while medical students receive 4,250 hours. Chiropractic training is extensive and intensive. To become licensed, chiropractors are required to pass 4 national boards and receive state certification.
Myth: Your bones grind against each other during an adjustment.
Fact: The sound you hear during an adjustment is CO2 being released from the spine. Chiropractors are taught to adjust along joint lines in a safe and natural manner. Here at Everest Chiropractic we also have noise-free methods of adjusting. See “Light-Force Chiropractic” under the Our Philosophy tab at the top of the page for more information.
Myth: Chiropractors are expensive.
Fact: Many insurance companies, including Medicare, cover chiropractic care due to its proven efficacy over surgery and medication as a first attempt at healing spinal pain. Call our office today to see if you qualify. We accept nearly all insurances.