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4 Myths of Chiropractic Care

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Chiropractic care provides patients with a non-invasive, non-surgical, and non-drug solution for pain. The focus is on helping the body heal itself, starting right at the origin of the problem. Rather than a short-term solution, chiropractic care is meant to be a long-term path to pain relief and wellness. If you’ve suffered from a car accident injury, sports injury or simply have chronic pain problems, you could benefit and find relief from a chiropractic adjustment.  Whether you are young, old, or pregnant, this treatment is non-invasive and considered safe and effective for nearly anyone.

With all of the positive and helpful information out there about chiropractic care, there are still several myths floating around. Let us help debunk the following four myths of chiropractic care.

Getting an Alignment Hurts

Chiropractors make a series of carefully controlled sudden movements to the joints in the spinal column during an adjustment.  Most patients do not feel pain but rather a sense of relief. If a patient experiences any brief discomfort, it has to do with the injury and not the adjustment itself. Once the spine is properly aligned, the body can use its own healing abilities more effectively.

Chiropractors are Not Real Doctors

Doctors of Chiropractic must attend 4 years of undergraduate study and then an additional 4 to 5 years of graduate studies to receive their doctorate. They spend over 4,000 hours in the classroom, laboratory and clinic. In order to officially become licensed, they must then pass State and National board certifications.  Yes, chiropractors are real doctors.

Chiropractors Only Treat Back Pain

Back pain is one of the many conditions chiropractors treat.  Patients experiencing headaches, neck pains, joint pains can benefit from a chiropractic adjustment. Car accident injuries and sports injuries are also commonly treated by chiropractic care.

Once You Start Going, You Have to Go Forever

This is not true.  Your doctor will create a specific plan that fits your needs.  Often full recovery can be achieved in just a few visits. However, once you start, you likely will feel so great you won’t want to stop! Many patients choose to come in for regular adjustments even after a specific injury has been treated.

Chiropractic Care is an excellent pain solution for many different patients. Residents of New York can trust the team at Complete Wellness NYC to help them achieve the pain relief and overall wellness they seek.

If you would like to know more about this type of treatment and how it can help you, please call us at (347) 429-6369. We’ll be glad to answer any of your questions!