Debunking the Top 4 Myths About Chiropractic Care
Many people avoid chiropractors because of inaccurate things they’ve heard. They hear and believe myths about chiropractic care and are misinformed about this form of treatment.
By believing these myths, people avoid chiropractic care and miss out on its benefit because of misconceptions and false beliefs.
Here are four top myths about chiropractic care and the reasons why these myths shouldn’t keep you from turning to this beneficial treatment.
Myth #1) Chiropractors Aren’t Real Doctors
Our practitioners are always shocked when they hear patients say that chiropractors lack medical training and oversight to perform their jobs well.
Most chiropractors have eight years of advanced education before they enter the field. Their education starts with a science-based undergraduate degree, typically in a pre-med field. Then they enter a chiropractic graduate program, where they spend the next four years (and 4,200 instructional hours) receiving their certification.
Some programs require chiropractic students to attend more than 4,8000 hours of instructional work, more than the average medical student at 4,667. You can trust the chiropractor working on you as much as any medical professional you encounter.
Myth #2) Chiropractic Adjustments Are Dangerous
Many people worry that spinal alignments and chiropractic adjustments aren’t safe. They are concerned that in the wrong hands, they could experience severe pain and even permanent back problems.
Yes, if your family member who has no medical experience tries to adjust your back, then you could end up in more pain. This belief that alignments are dangerous goes hand-in-hand with the myth about education. As long as you are in the hands of a medical professional, you are perfectly safe.
Chiropractic care is often safer than surgery and more effective than pain medication. The risk factors and side effects are lower.
Myth #3) Chiropractic Care Isn’t Covered By Insurance
Expense is one of the biggest myths about chiropractic care. Most people don’t think they can afford out-of-pocket care and don’t think their insurance providers cover it.
According to the American Chiropractic Association, chiropractic care is covered by Medicare and Medicaid.
Furthermore, almost 87% of insurance plans cover chiropractic care, and all 50 states recognize chiropractic care under state workers’ compensation laws. This means that chiropractic care might actually cost less than you think.
Myth #4) You Will Always Have to Pay for Chiropractic Care
People often prefer alternative options to chiropractic care because they think they will need treatment for the rest of their lives.
Of all the myths about chiropractic care out there, this one is the closest to truth but is often framed in a negative way. Regular adjustments to your back are no different than routine cleanings at the dentist or regular oil changes in your car. Future appointments won’t mean never-ending care, but rather regular check-ins to make sure you feel strong.
Don’t Fall for Myths About Chiropractic Care
If you still have questions or want to bust additional myths about chiropractic care, reach out to the specialists who have been practicing it for several years.
Contact us at Florida Wellness Medical Group and ask about a chiropractic consultation so we can address your needs and answer any questions you have about this form of medical treatment.
Call us at 844-935-5669 or request an appointment.