Our chiropractors at City Chiropractic Clinic in Stoke on Trent have come across many myths and misconceptions surrounding chiropractic care, over the 30+ years that the clinic has been treating patients. These myths can often prevent people from seeking the care they need, or worse, lead them to make uninformed decisions about their health. In this blog post, our Stoke chiropractors hope to dispel some of these myths and help you make an informed decision about your health.
Myth #1: Chiropractic care is dangerous
One of the most common myths about chiropractic care is that it is dangerous. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Chiropractors are highly trained medical professionals who use non-invasive, drug-free methods to treat a variety of conditions. Chiropractic care is considered to be one of the safest forms of healthcare available, with a very low risk of serious side effects.
Myth #2: Chiropractic care is only for back pain
While chiropractic care is often associated with treating back pain, it is not limited to that. Chiropractors are trained to treat a wide range of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system. This includes conditions such as neck pain, headaches, shoulder pain, hip pain, and even TMJ disorders.
Myth #3: Chiropractic care is not evidence-based
Chiropractic care is a science-based discipline that is rooted in evidence-based research. Chiropractors use a range of techniques that have been proven to be effective through clinical trials and scientific research. In fact, there is a growing body of evidence that supports the use of chiropractic care as a safe and effective treatment option for a range of musculoskeletal conditions.
Myth #4: Chiropractic adjustments are painful
Chiropractic adjustments, also known as spinal manipulations, are often thought to be painful. However, this is not the case. Chiropractors use gentle techniques to manipulate the joints of the spine, which can lead to a release of tension and improved mobility. While you may feel some discomfort or mild soreness after a chiropractic adjustment, it is not a painful experience.
Myth #5: Chiropractic care is not safe for pregnant women
Chiropractic care is actually a safe and effective treatment option for pregnant women. Chiropractors can use gentle techniques to alleviate back pain and improve spinal mobility, which can be particularly helpful during pregnancy. In fact, many pregnant women seek out chiropractic care as a way to manage the discomfort associated with pregnancy.
Myth #6: Chiropractic care is not effective
Some people believe that chiropractic care is not effective, or that it only provides temporary relief from symptoms. However, studies have shown that chiropractic care can be an effective treatment option for a range of conditions, including back pain, neck pain, and headaches. Additionally, chiropractic care can help to improve spinal mobility and reduce the risk of future injuries.
Myth #7: Chiropractic care is addictive
Some people believe that chiropractic care is addictive, or that once you start seeing a chiropractor, you will need to continue seeing them for the rest of your life. However, this is not the case. While some people choose to continue to undergo regular chiropractic treatment to help manage their symptoms and improve their overall quality of life, the need for ongoing chiropractic care varies from person to person. Chiropractic care is not a one-size-fits all solution, and patients should work closely with their chiropractor to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs and goals.
Visiting City Chiropractic Clinic in Stoke on Trent
If you are in pain or discomfort and have been put of visiting a chiropractor, please rest assured that our Stoke chiropractors will treat you as an individual. Our chiropractors believe that is important to find the root cause of your problem and not just treat your symptoms.
You can find out more about What to Expect when you visit our chiropractic clinic and How We Can Help You by clicking on the links.
To make an appointment with one of our chiropractors, call us on 01782 848 184 or book an appointment online on our website here.