Debunking Myths about Chiropractic Care

Debunking Myths about Chiropractic Care

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Chiropractic care is an alternative form of treatment most commonly used for pain management. It is used to restore functionality, increase joint mobility, and address many musculoskeletal conditions. However, many people are sceptical about this form of treatment.

Here are three misconceptions you shouldn’t believe.

Chiropractic Care is Painful

We know. The last thing you want your treatment plan to include is additional pain. That chiropractic care causes immense pain during the process is one of the biggest misconceptions people have about the treatment.

Here’s the thing though; while there may be some discomfort initially, it’s not because of the adjustments being made by the chiropractor. In fact, this is caused by the injury itself for which you’re seeking the treatment in the first place. The popping sound you may hear isn’t because your bones are cracking! It’s actually because of the gas bubbles being released between the joints.

Individuals who get chiropractic treatment feel almost immediate relief from pain after the session. These results are mostly long-lived.

Chiropractic Care is Dangerous

Only if you have an inexperienced chiropractor making the adjustments!

Chiropractic care is actually one of the safest treatment procedures available. Not only is it a non-invasive method, but it also has little to no side-effects as compared to conventional procedures. This is why many patients opt for chiropractic care as it helps them avoid surgery or strong dosages of anti-inflammatory medication and steroids.

While this treatment may not be suitable for certain conditions as specified by your physician, it’s generally an extremely safe and effective procedure.

Chiropractic Care Only Treats Back Pain

There’s no denying that the majority of individuals seeking chiropractic care are doing so because of their back pain. Chronic lower back pain is amongst the most common ailments affecting the adult population, after all. However, this doesn’t mean that it’s the only thing chiropractic care treats.

As a matter of fact, chiropractors can help you resolve a range of health conditions and promotes overall wellness. This includes musculoskeletal pain, spinal disorders,  headaches, and lifestyle counselling. Chiropractic care can also help women with pregnancy-related pain.

Whether it is your aching back or stiff shoulders you want to get treated, or any of the other aforementioned conditions, chiropractic care can help!

At our primary pain management clinic in Calgary, we offer a range of pharmacological as well as non-pharmacological treatment options. This includes chiropractic treatment, physiotherapy, spinal decompressionmassage therapy, and medical intervention among others.

Give us a call at 403 909 8111 to make an appointment.


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