Chiropractic is on the rise!
It’s true—the number of patients across the globe who’ve reaped the benefits of chiropractic care is now the highest it’s ever been. Amazing, right? And while that means more and more people are finding relief and embracing the importance of spinal health, it also means curiosity is at an all-time high. Let’s take a look at some of our most frequently asked questions!
Is Chiropractic Safe?
Very much so! Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. It’s a conservative, all-natural approach to healthcare that avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs. In fact, malpractice rates between chiropractors and other healthcare professionals are very different—our malpractice premiums are only a small fraction of the cost compared to those for medical doctors.
Can I Adjust Myself?
Please don’t! Your chiropractic physician has years of training, education and experience under their belt and is a pro at adjusting your spine safely, correctly and accurately. A chiropractic adjustment versus bending and twisting yourself certain ways to “crack your back” are very different things—in fact, self-joint manipulation can be pretty counterproductive and sometimes dangerous, making an already unstable spine even worse.
Are All Patients Adjusted the Same Way?
No; every person is different and has his or her own unique needs. We evaluate each individual’s spinal issues and symptoms and develop an individual treatment plan that best addresses that specific patient’s concern.
What Causes that Popping Sound During an Adjustment?
We know that sometimes it can make people nervous, but in reality, the “popping” sound you hear during a chiropractic adjustment is nothing to be worried about. This sound is painless and completely harmless. It’s caused by natural gases in your body rushing to fill the partial vacuum that’s created when your joints shift. It’s not an indicator of any problems. In fact, not all adjustments make a sound!
Why Should I Go to a Chiropractor?
It’s a common misconception that chiropractic only helps people with back pain—and while the American College of Physicians does recommend conservative care, like chiropractic, first for back pain sufferers, that’s not the only condition it may help! Chiropractic is helpful for a wide variety of health problems. It helps improve nerve system function, which in turn, encourages the body to heal.