Some people remain a little skeptical about trying alternative treatments like chiropractic care. There are still a number of myths, stories and misconceptions that prevent people from really being open to all the benefits of chiropractic care. These have arisen over the years because of a lack of understanding about how chiropractic works. Below we discuss of few of the most common myths.
Myth One: Chiropractic Can Be Risky
Actually, chiropractic is safe for men, women and children of all ages. The risks of developing any type of problem from getting a chiropractic adjustment are very rare. Spinal manipulation can relieve many types of pressure in back and shoulder muscles. Many doctors recommend chiropractic adjustments and they are considered to be a safe and effective therapy for neck and back pain.
Myth Two: Chiropractic is Painful
Actually just the opposite is true. Chiropractic manipulation can bring soothing relief to tight muscles in the neck, shoulders and back. Your chiropractor can gently move your spine back into alignment, so that you no longer feel that tight, painful feeling in your muscles. Even babies and children can benefit from chiropractic care.
Myth Three: Chiropractic is Too Expensive
Compared to the average visit to your doctor’s office, chiropractic care is actually less expensive. A visit to your chiropractor can relieve muscle tension and stress that might be causing pain. Often, when we get tight muscles and back pain, we take too many over-the-counter pain relievers. Sometimes, patients will undergo major medical procedures like back surgery, when chiropractic care might have been able to address the painful issues. Most insurance today covers the majority of the costs of a chiropractic visit.
Myth Four: Chiropractors Are Not Well-Trained
Chiropractors must undergo extensive education and training. They learn all about the human body and study many of the same areas that a medical doctor studies. Most chiropractors spend two to four years as an undergraduate. They also complete four or five years of training at a chiropractor college. Chiropractors study subjects like radiology, pathology, physiology, and biomechanics. They must pass a State and National Board Examination before being licensed to practice. Continuing education is also required.
Myth Five: If You Get One Adjustment, You Will Have to Go Back Over and Over
Most people only see their chiropractor a few times per year. Often, patients don’t go because they have a problem; they go because they enjoy the comforting relief they get from an adjustment. Just like getting a massage, a chiropractic adjustment frees up any areas that feel bound and painful. Most chiropractors today can also offer advice on natural methods of weight loss, and many other holistic approaches to keep you in optimal health.
Chiropractic Care at Roth Wellness
Dr. Roth at Roth Wellness is not your typical chiropractor. Her desire is to assist patients in achieving optimal health using natural methods. Dr. Roth believes that when you restore your body’s balance, it begins to heal itself. She uses a variety of unique methods including massage therapy, good nutrition, acupuncture and Zen Pro Vibration Therapy to accomplish this goal.