Common Misconceptions on Chiropractic Treatment
Despite being the most researched treatment there are still many who fail to understand effectiveness of this treatment method. This lack of knowledge automatically results to the formation of myths and misconceptions.
Five common misconceptions on chiropractic care and the truth behind them:
Myth #1: Chiropractic Care Benefits Are All Placebo!
There are an overwhelming number of studies that have proven chiropractic effective treatment and not a placebo effect. A placebo effect is the belief that the benefits one experiences from a particular treatment are only psychological in nature and not actually "real."
The Big Idea behind chiropractic care is to restore the body's natural ability to heal and retain normal function. A casual search of Google will yield dozens of case studies proving the healing benefits of chiropractic treatment.
Myth #2: Chiropractic Care is Dangerous!
This is one of the most widespread misconceptions of chiropractic care. Many fear seeking chiropractic because they believe it can injure the body and result in more serious complications.
First and foremost, chiropractic is a professional healthcare field, licensed chiropractic doctors (or chiropractic physicians) are considered a primary health care provider for natural medicine (My educational curriculum is comparable to that of a general practitioner).
Chiropractic treatment is safer than the risks associated with taking prescription pain killers, the risk of addiction to these medications, and most certainly the risks are dramatically less than surgery complications.
Myth #3: Chiropractic Treatment Hurts!
Chiropractors who perform adjustments on patient have undergone years of training and clinical experience. Therefore, there is no need to fear any form of pain that you can experience during adjustment. In rare cases, a certain amount of discomfort might happen but it is hardly substantial enough to result into any feeling of pain and is nothing compared to the recovery associated with surgery. Since the treatment is manually applied, there are several factors that could potentially alter the sensations experienced along with the treatment procedure. In short, chiropractic treatment does not hurt.
Myth #4: There Are Negative Side Effects
In connection to what's discussed above, you must not fear any serious side effects from chiropractic adjustments. There are some who believe that chiropractic care could result to stroke or even as far as death.
On the contrary, chiropractic care is recognized in the medical field as one of the safest form of healthcare. This also explains why more and more people are turning to this method of treatment as compared to the more dangerous surgeries or drug interventions.
Myth #5: Chiropractic is Expensive
Chiropractic has been studied and been found to be one of the most affordable options for treating back pain compared to the cost of medications and surgery.