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Chiropractic Care: Myth vs. Fact

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People often come into our offices with misconceptions about chiropractic care. They hear one thing from a friend and another thing from a neighbor and end up confused!  We believe it’s important to set the record straight and educate our community by sharing the facts about chiropractic care. Here are a few of the common myths we hear – and the facts!

Myth: Chiropractic adjustments are addictive.

Fact: Regular chiropractic care as part of an overall wellness plan is no more addictive than eating right or brushing your teeth, but the feeling you get from being in balance is a great thing to get used to! Whether or not you make it a part of your wellness routine is up to you!

Myth: Chiropractors only treat back pain.

Fact: Chiropractic care can help resolve many different health issues, as subluxation can lead to a variety of disorders. Keeping your nervous system in balance helps to prevent illness and promote wellbeing. We can also counsel you on aspects of a healthy lifestyle.

Myth: Children should not be treated by chiropractors.

Fact: The birth process can cause subluxation in infants that can be gently resolved by chiropractic care. Many parents of infants we’ve seen in our office have reported their child sleeping well, colic disappearing, asthma symptoms resolved and regular elimination. The benefits of chiropractic care apply to people of all ages – including children!

Myth: Chiropractic care is unsafe.

Fact: Chiropractic care is very safe. Compared to invasive surgical procedures and medications with dangerous side effects, the risk of injury from chiropractic care is minimal.

Myth: Chiropractic care doesn’t work.

Fact: Chiropractic care is a safe, effective treatment for a variety of health concerns, but it’s true that we can’t fix everything. We can’t treat a cavity in a tooth, for example, but we can help restore your body’s balance and improve your overall health so that you’re less likely to end up with another one!

Do you have questions about chiropractic care? Come in for a consultation! Call Kristina at 408-979-9999 to make an appointment.

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