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Dr. Robbyn KeatingFeb 2, 2018 7:25:00 AM5 min read

6 Common Myths Busted About Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic Care Myths Debunked

Don’t believe everything you have heard. Many things you might have been told are just myths. Common myths about chiropractor care are that chiropractors not real doctors or that it’s not safe.

Get the facts before you cross chiropractic care off of your list.

Don’t miss out on reducing your pain and restoring your full body function because you have been told false information. How Does Chiropractic Care Actually Work?

In this blog, we take a look at six common myths about chiropractic care.

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The 6 Most Common Myths About Chiropractic Care

Over the years the practice of chiropractic medicine has become widely accepted throughout the general population.

The health benefits of chiropractic care are continuously reported by patients throughout the world. 

Chiropractors pride themselves on taking a natural, drug-free approach resulting in long-lasting results for pain and symptoms relief.

Despite the obvious success of chiropractors over the years, many people still seem to not understand what chiropractors do. 

A stigma continues to linger stemming from misinformation and common myths about chiropractic care being passed throughout society.

Today, we are going to debunk some of the most common myths about chiropractic and help pass along some of the truths.

Let's dig in!

Myth # 1: Spinal Manipulation and Adjustments are Dangerous

Chiropractic care relies heavily on spinal manipulation and adjustments.

These methods of treatment are extremely safe when performed by licensed and trained chiropractors.

The purpose of chiropractic manipulation and adjustments is to help your body restore its natural flexibility and mobility while relieving soreness, achiness, and stiffness in the joints and muscles.

Chriropractic Treatment is Safer than Painkillers | Holistic HealthIn addition, chiropractic care is much safer than surgery or painkillers. Many health professionals recommend that you see a chiropractor before deciding on a surgical procedure.

Seeking chiropractic treatment is much more effective than relying on medications such as oral steroids and antidepressant medications which just cover up symptoms while never addressing the root cause.


Myth #2: Chiropractic Treatment is Expensive

Many insurance companies including Medicare and Medicaid cover adjustments due to proven benefits from chiropractic care.

Studies actually show chiropractic care is much more affordable and cheaper than traditional medical care, making insurance companies 100% supportive of chiropractic care.


Myth #3: Once You Start Chiropractic Treatment, You Will Have to Continue Care for the Rest of Your Life

This might be one of the most prevalent myths that surrounds chiropractic care.

Many people believe that you have to receive chiropractic care for the rest of your life once you get started. That's not true.

Many people feel relief after just one treatment.Neck Adjustment from Chiropractor | Reduce Neck Pain

However, regular adjustments are part of a healthy lifestyle.

It is recommended that patients return to receive periodic chiropractic care, but that's no different than sticking to a gym schedule or routine visits to your dental practice or general practitioner.

You have to maintain healthy practices to keep your body’s performance at its optimal level.


Myth #4: Chiropractors Are Not Real Doctors

Let's get this out of the way: chiropractors are real doctors.

This might be the most damaging myth about chiropractic care that's out there.

Many people confuse education requirements for chiropractic students with studies that were based decades ago. In fact, the chiropractic curricula are extremely rigorous and virtually identical to a medical student's course of study.

In this study, Chiropractic students actually receive more hours of college classroom instruction (4,826) than medical students (4,667).
Chiropractic students also complete a residency working with real patients in a clinical setting, supervised by licensed doctors of chiropractic.

Once chiropractic students graduate they must pass four sets of national board exams as well as state board exams in the states where they wish to practice.  Chiropractors at School | Real Doctors

Did you know that many chiropractic programs also incorporate an entire year of PhD-level advanced nutrition so chiropractors are highly knowledgeable in nutrition as well?


Myth #5: Chiropractic Care is Not Effective

Many patients from all walks of life have incredibly benefited from chiropractic care.

One of the best things about the chiropractic practice is it provides a natural remedy to pain relief without using drugs and surgical methods.

People have reported chiropractic benefits that help improve back pain, headaches, ear infections, neck pain, arthritis and joint pain, healthy pregnancy, blood pressure, and much more.


Myth #6: Chiropractic Care Isn’t Safe for Children

The goal of chiropractic care for kids is to maintain a healthy balanced life.

Many parents are looking for an alternative to traditional forms of medicine while avoiding prescription drugs as a way to treat illness or pain.Child at Chiro Visit

Chiropractic treatment provides a natural and safe approach to health care for their families.

Regular chiropractic adjustments are part of a healthy lifestyle taking advantage of these benefits will maintain a happy and productive family.

Get The Care You Deserve 

Now that these 6 myths about chiropractic have been put to rest, you can feel comfortable getting the care you deserve.

Chiropractors are highly trained, highly skilled, and they administer effective techniques that are suitable for all ages.

If you are searching for safe and fast relief from something like neck pain, or you are just looking to see a chiropractor for regular maintenance, we can help.

Arrowhead Clinics staff expert doctors of chiropractic care to help you achieve maximum health benefits targeted towards your specific needs.

Every new patient with the Arrowhead Clinic gets a free consultation so we can determine the best way to fulfill your needs.

During your free consultation, your chiropractor will perform a physical exam and complete a thorough review of your medical history so they can design a custom treatment plan that is tailored to your needs.

Maintain a healthy, happy, and pain-free lifestyle now with the help of a chiropractor from the Arrowhead Clinic.

Don't let these chiropractic myths stop you; get a hold of us today by clicking the link below to schedule your free Chiropractic Consultation right away!

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Dr. Robbyn Keating

Dr. Keating joined the team at Arrowhead Clinic in 2016 to continue furthering her career as a chiropractic physician. She provides manual and hands-on chiropractic spinal manipulations along with therapy techniques to help restore function and mobility in the body. She specializes in treating a variety of accident injuries along with chronic neck and back pain. Dr. Keating moved to St. Louis, Missouri, from Alberta, Canada, in 2005 to earn her Bachelors of Science degree at Lindenwood University while on an ice hockey scholarship. While in college, she excelled in ice hockey and track and field events. Upon graduation from Lindenwood University, Dr. Keating furthered her education by pursuing her Doctorate of Chiropractic at Logan College of Chiropractic. She completed her doctorate studies in 2014 and then secured a highly sought-after position at a multidisciplinary wellness facility in the St. Louis metro area. It was there she trained under a well-respected chiropractor, who helped her hone her skills and techniques in a high-volume clinic. Since moving to Georgia in 2015, in addition to running the McDonough office for Arrowhead Clinic, Dr. Keating continues her long-standing passion for playing rugby with the Atlanta Harlequins Women's Rugby team. She participates in several local ice hockey leagues and is now working on mastering her cast in fly fishing. One of Dr. Keating’s accident patients stated, “Best clinic ever. Kendall, Hannah, Chloe, and Dr. Keating are the best. They have been so helpful during my accident, I have never been through anything like this, and they are making the process so easy and understandable. Recommend this place to anyone!” Dr. Keating offers potential patients same-day, free consultations. She is available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.