Let’s take a look at a list of the top ten chiropractic myths and examine the facts:
1. Myth: Chiropractic adjustments are dangerous.
2. Myth: Prescription and non-prescription drugs are safe.
3. Myth: Once you go to the Chiropractor, you’ll always have to go.
4. Myth: Chiropractic care is not effective.
5. Myth: Children don’t need Chiropractic adjustments.
6. Myth: Childhood bumps and bruises are harmless.
7. Myth: Chiropractors aren’t real doctors.
8. Myth: It’s safe and beneficial to perform self-adjustments.
9. Myth: Your bones grind against each other during an adjustment.
10. Myth: Chiropractic care is expensive.
Truth: Studies have shown that Chiropractic adjustments are safer than many common activities like salon shampooing, break dancing and gazing at stars.
Truth:Adverse reactions to properly prescribed medications are the third leading cause of death in America. Chiropractic care offers a safe, drug free alternative to many ailments.
Truth: Regular adjustments are a part of a healthy lifestyle. The choice to continue is yours.
Truth: Millions of people have benefited from regular Chiropractic care, including: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong, Christie Brinkley, Emmit Smith, Joe Montana and many others.
Truth: Chiropractic care is safe for children of all ages, including babies.
Truth: OSHA estimates that a child sustains 1,500 spinal–related traumas before the age of 5. Regular chiropractic care can help minimize and correct those adverse affects.
Truth: Chiropractic students receive 4,485 hours of college classroom instruction vs. 4,248 hours for other medical students.
Truth: While self adjustments can give temporary relief and a false sense of correcting the problem. It may lead to arthritis.
Truth: The noise is the release of CO2 gas from the spine that creates the popping sound you hear after the adjustments. A noise-free method is now available.
Truth: Many insurance companies including Medicare cover adjustments because they have statistically quantified the benefits of preventative care versus drugs and surgery.