Top 5 Chiropractic Myths You Need to Know
When it comes to chiropractic care, there is a great deal of misinformation floating around. Chiropractic healing arts have been around for generations and are relied upon by cultures worldwide for pain relief and wellness. Further, at our Rochester clinic, we offer cutting edge treatments for a wide array of ailments, including spinal decompression, laser therapy, and many others. What’s more, our doctors are board-certified practitioners in chiropractic healing arts and can dispel any of the myths that you may hear.
1. Chiropractic Adjustments Are Painful
Many folks shy away from chiropractic healing because they are afraid the adjustments will hurt. In reality, spinal manipulation is completely pain-free when done properly. For some who are unfamiliar with chiropractic adjustment, it is more of a fear of the unknown that causes apprehension. Given the experience and wisdom of our professional team, you can rest assured that your experience will be comfortable and productive.
2. Chiropractors Are Not Doctors
On the contrary, our experienced team of doctors – Dr. Spangler and Dr. Buchanan – completed a rigorous course of training after four years of undergraduate work. From there, they had to meet the standards set by the Minnesota Board of Chiropractic Examiners – which requires not only superior knowledge of chiropractic arts but a rigorous character and fitness investigation as well.
3. If I Go Once, I’ll Have to Go Forever
This is one of the more ubiquitous chiropractic myths. At first, your treatment plan will undoubtedly require frequent trips for manipulation and adjustment – particularly if the pain is chronic or an injury has occurred. Once you are stabilized, however, there is no need to maintain constant appointments with your chiropractor – in fact, regular maintenance appointments will likely be all that is required to maintain balance and wellness.
4. Chiropractic Care Is for Adults Only
Not only do our chiropractors routinely treat children and adolescents, but we welcome pregnant and newborn patients as well. Chiropractic treatment is appropriate throughout all stages of life, from a brand new baby to the elderly. For our youngest clients, we offer spinal adjustments to treat conditions including colic, chronic ear infections and sleeping difficulty.
5. Trips to the Chiropractor are Expensive
You’d be surprised how many insurance providers include regular chiropractic care within the purview of a basic plan. What’s more, we accept Medicare and Medicaid policyholders – as well as offer comfortable payment plans.
For holistic chiropractic care with the esteemed professionals of Rochester’s Northgate Chiropractic Clinic, please call today: 507-285-1677.