Chiropractic care is very effective, yet many people are scared of this treatment because of the many myths. The reality is that quality chiropractic care can facilitate patients natural and pain-free healing, allowing them to function better in their everyday lives.
Chiropractic care can also improve your quality of life, and the right information will help you make informed decisions, so do not believe any of the following myths:
This is false because your treatment plan will be based on your condition, and a diagnosis will be made to determine your goals and needs. Your chiropractor will assess the severity of your situation, and a physical examination will be done to determine the cause of the pain or dysfunction. Treatment plans are developed in collaboration with the patient, and this plan may recommend several visits at first to see if you respond to care. The course of the treatments will vary from one patient to another, and the decision to continue with chiropractic care will be yours. In the end, the patient and practitioner will make decisions together to create the best plan.
Adjustments or joint manipulations are generally not painful. Many patients actually experience some degree of immediate pain relief. It’s normal to feel nervous or scared about the cracking or popping sounds you may hear during your appointment, but these sounds result from a normal physiological process in the joints, and are not a cause of discomfort or pain.
This, too, is false. Chiropractic care is very safe, and to be a competent chiropractor skill, experience, and knowledge are all required. Chiropractors are highly trained and must complete extensive courses to receive their degree in chiropractic care. They are experts who constantly assess and monitor the state that their patients are in, and constantly review any risk factors involved in treatment to ensure that danger is not part of it..
This does not happen, so do not fall for this myth. The integrity of your spinal structure deserves a little more credit than this. This incident could only occur if the patient comes in for treatment with an unstable fracture, which is exceedingly rare. Down’s Syndrome and Rheumatoid Arthritis are two other commonly discussed conditions that are contraindications to neck adjustments, and these patients may be born without a protective ligament in their neck. However, reputable chiropractors will be able to detect any “red flags” when they conduct a thorough examination.
If you have questions or want to address your concerns, Dr Eaton at Burnaby Heights Chiropractic can help. We can discuss your fears and expectations, and our team will provide you with detailed information regarding the many benefits of chiropractic care and massage therapy to determine if these treatments are right for you. If you are looking for a registered chiropractor or RMT in the Burnaby area, contact us to hear more about our services!