Myths About Chiropractic Care
- Getting an Adjustment Hurts
Many people experience great relief after receiving an adjustment. Children and some adults are sometimes nervous when it comes to receiving an adjustment,but there is nothing to be concerned about. Dr. Brian Lund understands the skeletal and muscular system in a way that allows them to find the source of problems and make adjustments to correct and alleviate a pain center.
- Once I start, I’ll be Going Forever
Not true, in fact, many patients with an acute issue come in for a few visits and obtain the relief they needed. Others find that ongoing care increases their vitality and well-being and choose to continue chiropractic adjustments. At Blaine Health & Wellness you will never be subject to pressure for return visits, the frequency of your care is always up to you.
- It’s Expensive
When compared to most visits to the doctor’s office, chiropractic care is actually less expensive. Chiropractic care can often provide a less expensive, natural, healthy alternative. Blaine Health & Wellness files and accepts most forms of insurance and different forms of payment.
- Chiropractors are not real Doctors
There is a common misconception that chiropractors are less qualified and under educated than medical doctors. Chiropractors attend 4 years of undergraduate school and go on to receive their doctorate after another 4 to 5 years of studies being a total of 4, 485 hours in education hours. They must also pass State and National board certifications to become licensed. Plus, after receiving their doctorate it is required to have a minimum of 20 hours of continuing education every year. (more information on classes and hours under Information – Chiropractic Education tab)
- It’s only for Adults
Many children, including infants and toddlers can benefit greatly from chiropractic care. Some studies reveal a 80-90% reduction in colic with 1 treatment.
- Chiropractic Care is Dangerous
When it comes to your back or neck, chiropractic care is far safer than surgery or pain killers. Many doctors recommend seeing a chiropractor before deciding on an extensive surgical procedure. There are studies that show sport activities, shampooing your hair at in a salon sink, and overhead work are more of a risk than a chiropractic adjustment.
- It’s safe and beneficial to perform self-adjustments
While self-adjustments can give temporary relief and a false sense of correcting the problem. It may lead to arthritis.