Chiropractors have gotten a bad rap from a lot of commonly held wisdom. More than any other medical profession, chiropractic care has been the victim of misinformation. Unfortunately,this misinformation leads many people to avoid chiropractors to the detriment of their health and comfort. To help set the record straight, we’ve gathered four of the most insidious chiropractic myths.
Myth 1: Chiropractic Adjustments Hurt
Chiropractors have the benefit of years of training to make specific adjustments to the body. Chiropractic medicine should never hurt. Many patients experience an acute feeling of relief, rather than pain.
Myth 2: You’ll Go for the Rest of Your Life
While many people receive benefits from regular visits, others visit their chiropractor only once or twice a year. Still others only go for a single session or two, and experience complete relief. At the end of the day, it remains the patient’s choice to continue or stop treatment.
Myth 3: Chiropractic Medicine is Only for Back Pain
Chiropractic doctors work to improve the function of the joints. These joints include the ankles, hands, feet, neck, and knees, in addition to the back. Chiropractors also work to relieve headaches, neck pain, sports-related injuries, and any number of other issues.
Myth 4: Insurance Won’t Cover It
Many types of insurance, including Medicare, will cover chiropractic medicine. The reason for this? Insurance companies recognize the long-term benefits of preventative care, and see chiropractic medicine as such.
Don’t let chiropractic myths keep you from the pursuit of care. If you’ve had an accident, injury, or persistent pain for whatever reason, contact Madeira Chiropractic and Rehabilitation at (717) 263-8919.