Chiropractic care helps people of all ages tackle common ailments, including tight muscles, nerve pain, and herniated discs. Millions of Americans receive chiropractic treatment each year, and practitioners are located in countries across the globe. Chiropractic care is likely available anywhere you might find yourself.
Many patients happily refer friends and family to their favorite chiropractors after experiencing relief from chiropractic care. Unfortunately, sometimes inaccurate information deters referrals from seeking treatment via chiropractic practitioners. Despite the popularity of chiropractic care, many people still worry treatments have more risks than benefits.
A top myth of the chiropractic industry is that once someone begins chiropractic treatment it becomes a lifelong locked-in commitment. Simply not true. This is a common concern many patients have when they begin treatment. Some patients fear that their bodies may forget how to maintain the correct alignment without a permanent spot on our schedule.
While it’s true some spinal issues initially require frequent appointments, you can usually expect your need for chiropractic care to taper off over time. Patients often choose to remain as patients for monthly maintenance appointments, but this is just to keep new issues from developing or escalating. Our bodies are constantly moving, so misalignment can happen at any time.
Another myth or misunderstanding of chiropractic care is that patients must have a bad back or a debilitating injury or pain in order to begin or benefit from treatment. Chiropractors are happy to help if you have a bad back, but that’s not the only reason you should seek chiropractic care. Chiropractors treat many common ailments, including:
- Neck pain, stiffness, and tingling
- Wrist pain
- Knee pain
- Leg pain, cramps, and paresthesia
- Breathing difficulties
- Foot pain or cramping
Chiropractic care may seem intimidating, but it benefits patients around the world. If you’re curious about the benefits of chiropractic treatment, give us a call. We’re happy to answer your questions and alleviate any fears you have. Our skilled chiropractors have decades of experience and love helping patients live productive, pain-free lives. Ask us how we can help you address spinal-related issues, whether you have pain in your legs or an achy neck or any number of other ailments. We hope to become part of your wellness journey.