Chiropractic care is slowly gaining traction and becoming a more viable and accessible treatment solution to the masses. Yet, there are still many myths surrounding chiropractors and chiropractic care. Chiropractors can treat a range of conditions, from chronic neck and back pain to other issues related to soft tissues and the bone. Read on to find out more about chiropractic care and debunk some of the myths that have been floating around.
Myth: Chiropractors do Not Require Much Certification
One of the biggest myths is that chiropractors do not require much training or certification. This is absolutely wrong- in order to be a licensed chiropractor, chiropractors must finish at least 8 years of higher education in the field before they receive their license. They also usually have 4 years of undergraduate education. Usually, these practitioners would have taken a pre-med major after courses related to science, including psychology, physics, biology and chemistry.
Chiropractors will need to attend a specific program known as the chiropractic graduate program. Usually, such programs span four years with students having a total of 4,200 instructional hours in the course.
The chiropractic program has a specific timeline for students to learn about different things, including the anatomy of the body, chiropractic procedures, courses in clinical internships, and finally a clinical internship attachment under a veteran or an experienced chiropractor. Those who wish to be chiropractors must also get their license and certification from the licensing board.
Myth: Chiropractors Crack Bones and Backs
The main point of chiropractic care is spinal manipulation. This includes spinal adjustment, which is what people know as the “cracking of bones and backs”. Chiropractors make adjustments to the human body which can tackle common problems like neck pain, lower back pain and more. Some chiropractors are even able to help with postural testing, or come up with an ideal nutrition and exercise plan for clients.
Myth: Chiropractors Only Treat Pain Related to the Back or Neck
While a large part of chiropractors’ work focuses on spinal manipulation which is directly connected to the neck and back, chiropractic care can help to relieve pain in other parts of the body, such as the shoulders, foot, elbow and more.
Myth: Chiropractic Treatment is Not Safe
People are also concerned over the safety of chiropractic care. After a chiropractic session, people may feel discomfort, headaches or fatigue, but this is all signs of the body repelling toxins and waste in the body, which is a natural process after your body has been adjusted. Adjustment can kick start the immune system, stimulating it to flush the toxins away. Hence, it is normal to feel some sort of discomfort after a chiropractic session. However, this does not mean it is not safe. As long as you approach a licensed practitioner, your practitioner will know how to do things the right way.
RejuvenX offers chiropractic services to help treat a range of problems, including chronic pain and more. If you are interested in trying out chiropractic care to help tackle your ailments, feel free to contact us to schedule an appointment today!