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Busting the Top 5 Myths About Chiropractic

#1. There is no research or evidence to support chiropractic care.

chiropractic tableThat’s just not true as there’s a robust amount of evidence and studies done on the impact of manual chiropractic adjustments and how they affect musculoskeletal conditions.

#2. Once you go to a chiropractor, you’ll have to go forever.

Again, not true! When you meet with your chiropractor, you will be given an assessment that includes a physical exam and a history. Based on what’s found, we will determine a program of care. If you have a chronic condition you’ve had for a long time, it may take a little longer to go away. On the other hand, if you have an acute condition such as a twisted ankle that came on suddenly, that can be fixed much faster.

We’ll let you know how often you’ll need to come in and for how long. Rest assured that we will reach a conclusion with you about your care plan to make sure you’re comfortable with it.

Maintenance care is available but always your choice. Think of it like going to the dentist twice a year to keep your pearly whites healthy. By getting regular chiropractic adjustments, you can maintain a healthy spine. We also can provide relief for different issues that may arise from time to time.

#3. Adjustments hurt.

There are many different types of adjustments, but none of them would be considered painful. Even manual adjustments that create a popping sound don’t hurt. While the sound may be unsettling if you’ve never been adjusted before, it’s just gas being released from a joint capsule. No bones are cracking. We also offer gentle tool adjustments that use very light force.

#4. Chiropractors only treat back pain.

Mention chiropractic and most people automatically think of a way to treat back pain. While chiropractic does a fantastic job of addressing such pain, it can do so much more. Chiropractic can address common conditions like headaches that can originate with postural problems, for example.

We also can adjust the extremities, which include the knees, ankles, hands and shoulders. We also can help with the core of the body. As chiropractors, we often provide coaching on nutrition, help patients reach their fitness goals and offer tips on ergonomics in the workplace.

#5. Seeing a chiropractor requires a medical referral.

No, it doesn’t. In Canada, chiropractors are considered primary care physicians, so you don’t need a referral to see them as you would to see a specialist. You can make an appointment with us and come right in. If there are any other referrals that we feel are necessary, we can get you in touch with those practitioners.

We can help you enjoy a well-rounded, healthy lifestyle. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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