The Top 4 Common Myths About Chiropractic Treatment

Jul 01, 2019

There are many inconsistencies about chiropractic treatment that exist. While it’s not clear how many of these came to be, Woodway Rehab and Wellness aims to clear up the misinformation and provide facts about chiropractic treatment. Here are four common myths and the real facts.

Once you see a chiropractor, you have to keep going back

You will get an assessment from your chiropractor that include gathering information about your medical history and performing a physical exam. This will help determine the root cause of your condition or pain and how to effectively manage it. Treatment is meant to alleviate pain, and time for treatment can vary depending on the specific condition or area of the body affected. However, your treatment time is up to you.

Chiropractors are not ‘real’ doctors

While this may be contrary to popular belief, your chiropractic professional is considered a doctor and can use the title. Chiropractors are authorized to be referred to as doctors, much like other physicians. Your chiropractic professional has completed an extensive degree program, Doctor of Chiropractic, and is recognized as a doctor.

A medical doctor must refer you to a chiropractor

In many areas, you can go directly to a chiropractor and schedule an appointment and discuss treatment options for your condition. Chiropractors have extensive training in diagnostics and can perform comprehensive assessments to make a diagnosis or recommend clinical care. Depending on what your professional decides, you may be able to get care at their office or may be referred to another clinician. In some cases, you may be required to have a referral for insurance purposes.

There is no evidence to support the effectiveness of chiropractic care

Chiropractic treatment is constantly being questioned concerning its effectiveness. However, chiropractors and medical professionals have gathered significant evidence on the results of chiropractic techniques on the body. For example, back pain has been shown to be improved using spinal manipulative therapy, or SMT, as an initial treatment method. Many other types of pain can be improved using manual therapy.

Now that you know the truth, you can feel informed and confident if you decide to visit a chiropractor near you.

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