Though Chiropractic has been around for over 100 years, there are still many misconceptions about what chiropractic is and what a chiropractor does. This page is to help you learn more- and discover what we know- that chiropractic is one of American Healthcare’s best kept secrets!
Some Myths About Chiropractic Care
Myth: Chiropractic manipulations are all high force with lots of twisting of the spine.
Truth: There are many methods that do NOT utilize twisting or high force to perform the manipulation. Wright Chiropractic, PA specializes in several techniques that are gentle enough for children and non-rotary in nature.
Myth: There is no medical basis for Chiropractic treatment.
Truth: Dr. Wright is a Doctor of Chiropractic and holds post-graduate certification as an extremity specialist. She regularly reviews research in Chiropractic advancements and applies it to her day-to-day practice. There's no smoke and mirrors.
Myth: Physicians and Chiropractors don't work together.
Truth: Dr. Wright works with many physicians and health care providers to coordinate patient care and provide regular updates throughout treatment.
Myth: Chiropractic treatment is the same for all patients.
Truth: Our patients are each individuals. Although the conditions being treated may have the same names, each patient can have different circumstances impacting their life. We create a treatment plan unique to each patient so each receives care that best meets their needs.
Myth: It's expensive to see a Chiropractor.
Truth: Chiropractic is one of the most cost efficient forms of healthcare in the USA. It is significantly less expensive to see a chiropractor than it is to have surgery, visit a pain management clinic, or stay on regular prescription drugs. The other important point is this: Care at Wright Chiropractic Health Center is oriented towards trying to provide tools for improved long-term stabilization and relief rather than simply just pain relief.
Myth: You get "addicted" to Chiropractic and have to keep coming back all your life.
Truth: Chiropractic is a training process for your body. Each visit builds on the next allowing your body to become more efficient and heal. While it is true that chiropractic care is similar to physical therapy in that you can’t expect to "fix" your problem with one visit, seeing a chiropractor does not cause a dependency issue. In fact, most people choose to see a chiropractor regularly for preventative maintenance care once they take care of their initial complaint. Think of it like this: a regular chiropractic care patient gets to know what it feels like to have a healthy, mobile spine not tightened and inhibited by misalignments. Getting regular adjustments is like brushing your teeth and seeing your dentist regularly- it’s a healthy habit that improves long-term health!
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