Top 10 Myths

Top 10 Myths about Chiropractic…

10

Chiropractors are not real doctors! Chiropractors are indeed real doctors
licensed by the state in which they practice, and actually have more
classroom hours than Medical Doctors. D.C. stands for Doctor of
Chiropractic.

9

It only helps adults, not children. Quite the opposite, in fact chiropractic
results are achieved much quicker on children than adults. Similar scenario
with quick results occur when children wear dental braces as opposed to
adults.

8

Chiropractors treat back pain only. Some doctors do, but that is like
changing your motor oil only when your engine is smoking. The best
Doctor of Chiropractic addresses the misaligned vertebrae to improve the
function of the nervous system.

7

Too expensive. Medical treatment is usually 50-70x more expensive than
chiropractic treatment and over 80% of the cost is for diagnosis.
Chiropractic has been proven through research to be 3 times more cost-
effective.

6

Spinal adjustments hurt. The spinal adjustment itself can cause some discomfort if the body is not relax. There are techniques that the Doctor can use to relax the body before performing the adjustment.
You may be sore after the first adjustment; similar to starting an exercise
program.

5

An adjustment will cause a stroke. The chance of having a stroke from a
chiropractic adjustment is about 1 in 7,000,000. You have a better chance of
being struck by lightning.

4

It is harmful and dangerous. It has established by the U.S Government that chiropractic is the SAFEST and most effective treatment for back pain. Medical malpractice results in more than 180, 000 deaths in each year.

3

It is just a health trend. If Chiropractic is a health trend, it is the country’s
longest trend since it has been around for over 110 years.

2

No scientific proof that it works. In the last 10 years, there have been
hundreds of studies proving its validity in the health care arena.

1

They say it heals everything. Since the body is a self-healing, self regulating organism, it is the body not the doctor which does the healing. However, the chiropractor is the only professional trained in detecting and removing subluxation from the nervous system.

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