There are many misconceptions about chiropractor care. Some people mistakenly think chiropractors are not real doctors. Other misconceptions include thinking that it is too expensive and ineffective, or that it hurts and is dangerous. All these misconceptions are untrue, and we will explore each myth.

Chiropractic refers to different types of therapies that focus on the structure of the body, specifically the spine. They manipulate the body’s alignment to provide relief from pain and aid in improving functions in the affected area. The central belief in chiropractic care is the body’s ability to heal itself. That’s why the therapy relies on non-intrusive treatments and techniques.

If you’re thinking about trying it out, but find yourself hesitating from booking an appointment with a chiropractic clinic, you might be falling for a few common myths and misconceptions about chiropractic care.

Misconception 1: Chiropractors Are Not Doctors

Do you go to your medical doctor to have your eyes examined and receive glasses? No; you see an optometrist, known as an eye doctor. Eye doctors receive their bachelor’s degree, followed by another 4 years of a professional program to receive a Doctor of Optometry. Chiropractors are similar, in that they receive their bachelor’s degree, followed by another 4 years of a professional level graduate program to receive their Doctor of Chiropractic.
Seeing an expert who has received extensive training and specializes in the care you need is crucial to receiving the highest opportunity for treatment success. Medical doctors can provide you with pain medications, but they are simply masking the cause of the pain and creating other issues such as drug side effects and potential addiction. Chiropractors treat the root cause providing long term relief from pain and improved function without medications.
Pain Stop Clinics have experienced chiropractors who have received extensive education and training to receive their Doctor of Chiropractor degree. They each completed an internship with extensive hands on supervised training. Their expertise will help you achieve long-term relief from pain and better health.

Misconception 2: It is Too Expensive and Ineffective

Chiropractic care has been proven so effective that most insurance plans now cover this form of treatment. There are studies that show that chiropractic care is much more affordable and costs less than traditional medical care.
Pain Stop Clinics will work closely with you and your insurance plan to develop an affordable treatment plan for you. There are many options for payment, and we will find the one that works for you.

Misconception 3: It Hurts and Is Dangerous

Spinal manipulation and adjustments are the keys to chiropractic care. These adjustments help your body to recover flexibility and mobility. With proper alignment and flexibility restored, relief from pain and stiffness in the joints and muscles is obtained. While some people will experience minor discomfort during manipulation, this goes away within a day or so as the muscles and joints adjust.
Serious adverse effects during lumber spine manipulation occur in less than one in a million patients. The risks are extensive when taking medications for back pain, even from nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, let alone opioids for extensive pain.
Surgery offers even more dire failure statistics. Studies show that over 90% of people still have pain after back surgery. And nearly 20% need another surgery in 10 years. This occurs because the surgeons are relying on an MRI to show them the problem, but this type of imaging does not do well at establishing the cause of the pain. The chiropractors at Pain Stop Clinics can establish the cause of the pain through spinal manipulation and resolve the issue effectively.
You only have one spine, and the treatment you receive for any spinal issues will impact your life forever. Choose the safest most effective option for treating your spinal pain by contacting Pain Stop Clinics today. Let us help your body to heal and recover without the risks of medications and surgeries.

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