5 Biggest Chiropractic Myths
Through our many years of practice numerous concerns and myths about chiropractic care have been brought to our attention by patients and curious individuals. Unfortunately, these misconceptions often prevent babies, children, and adults from receiving the chiropractic care they need to help them heal and thrive in their physical, mental, and behavioral health.
Today we’re going to share the TRUTH regarding 5 of the biggest myths we hear. In doing so, we hope you can make an accurate and informed decision regarding chiropractic care for your family and help us spread the word on the life-changing benefits of neurologically-based chiropractic.
1. Chiropractic care is unsafe for babies and kids: Neurologically-based chiropractic care is not only safe, but it is extremely effective for kids and babies! (See some of our amazing kid testimonials here). In our office, we use very light pressure when adjusting babies - no more than what is needed to check the ripeness of an avocado. Watch this video to see just how gentle our adjustments are and how happy our babies and kids feel afterwards!
Curious how a baby or child could benefit from chiropractic care? Here are 5 reasons to take your baby to a chiropractor, and how to help struggling kids.
2. Chiropractic is expensive: When it comes to our health, there is a cost to taking care of it, just as there is a cost to NOT taking care of ourselves - i.e. sickness, illness, and disease! Wellness chiropractic care can be as affordable as a gym membership or one date night a month. Especially when you consider what you may be paying for in medical bills, prescriptions, and doctor visits once symptoms arise. Why not take a PROACTIVE, drug-free approach to improve the function of your nervous system so your body can heal itself naturally from the inside-out?
3: Once you start you have to go forever: Well, we may be biased, but we believe that everyone should receive regular wellness adjustments to keep their nervous system healthy. It’s the same concept as brushing & flossing your teeth every day to keep your teeth and gums healthy and PREVENT decay! Our goal is to help individuals and families RESTORE and MAINTAIN their health so they can live out their God-given potential, but it is completely up to you if you want to continue wellness care for 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, or a lifetime!
4: Chiropractors only treat back and neck pain: Chiropractic care is great for back pain, neck pain, headaches, and other physical concerns. However, if you are only using chiropractic adjustments for pain relief, that's like using your iPhone for just the calculator!
Chiropractic is for optimizing the FUNCTION of the nervous system. A healthy nervous system means the brain can better perceive dysfunction in other areas of the body so it can send clear messages to the organs, glands, and muscles to heal where needed. This keeps other organ systems in the body functioning well, which positively impacts a person's mental health, sleep, digestion, stress response, mobility, recovery time, and more!
5. The best type of adjustment involves twisting or cracking the spine: If you’ve been a patient of ours you know we don’t do ANY of that in our office - but many people aren’t aware there are more gentle, effective ways to restore the function of your nervous system and therefore your overall health and quality of life.
Listen to Dr. Kyle’s explanation below to learn more!
Why Twisting or Cracking the Spine is NOT need to Heal and Feel Better
Most people are under the impression that an effective chiropractic adjustment involves twisting or cracking the spine … but that couldn’t be farther from the truth.
While the immediate physical and chemical reaction of cracking the spine may bring a euphoric feeling, that’s NOT what helps the body heal and create optimal function of the nervous system.
Listen to this video as Dr. Kyle explains what’s really happening in your body when you hear a pop or crack from an adjustment and why the MOST EFFECTIVE type of chiropractic care doesn’t require any manual manipulation of the spine.
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If you’d like to get adjusted so you can be symptom-free and reach new levels of health schedule an appointment with us today!