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Myths About Chiropractic Care
There are plenty of myths about chiropractic on the internet. Let's address some of the common ones that we get asked all the time:
Myth: My M.D. would tell me if I needed to go to a Chiropractor.
It would be nice, but it usually won't happen. M.D.'s are great for broken bones, infections and life threatening issues. However, if you have back and neck pain, they really don't know what to do with you. Patients tell us all the time that their M.D. gave them medication to mask the pain, and shuffled them around to other M.D.'s, and eventually sent them on to the physical therapist. Unfortunately, most M.D.'s consider Chiropractors outside of their "medical family", and typically won't refer. You do not need a referral to see a Chiropractor. It's your body, do the research, ask friends and family and go where you think best.
Myth: Once you go to a Chiropractor, you have to keep going.
Patients don't have to do anything. You are the patient and you are in charge of your body and how we proceed with your care. We will give you the best recommendations based on your particular condition and what has worked for others like you. It's always up to you whether or not you want to take our advice. Once you are feeling better, it is advisable to continue with your treatment, to help maintain your improved level of health. It's kind of like going to a health club, eating right, or any other healthy habit. Once you reach your goal, you don't just stop. You continue to do the healthy things that got you to the improved level. Maybe not as frequently, but it is a constant battle to keep your body working better. Think of it as just keeping the body tuned up.
Myth: Chiropractic Care is expensive.
Yes and No. Chiropractic Care is not free and will cost you money. However, I think it is a very inexpensive way to improve and maintain your health, and best of all help insure your future health. Many published studies show that Chiropractic Care is the most cost effective treatment for back pain. It's kind of like a savings account for your body. Money I spend on health now, will pay dividends in the future. Some people have no problem blowing money at a bar, but balk at spending money on health. It really comes down to your priorities.
Myth: My Dad (fill in any relative) went to a chiropractor like 30 years ago and he hurt him.
Maybe, but usually stories get exaggerated over the years. The older chiropractors may have been a bit more aggressive, but Chiropractic was and is still very safe. Modern techniques employed in this Chiropractic office, should eliminate any discomfort. We treat people of all ages and sizes, and all walks of life. From infants to 90 year old women, professional wrestlers, musicians, business men and women, entire families, everyone is treated as conservatively as possible. You are always encouraged to discuss with the doctor any apprehensions you may have about treatment.
If you have any questions, please contact our office. We're here to help.