Dispelling the Chiropractic Myths

Chiropractors have been around for a long time and as such the odds are that you’ve heard one or two of the myths over the years! We’ll be dispelling some of these so keep checking our page and we’ll highlight how these myths, are well, just myths.

#1 Chiropractic treatment is dangerous!

Chiropractors go through rigorous education and training, and are regulated to the highest professional standards by the General Chiropractic Council. Extensive clinical training and yearly on going education and training are also required to ensure continuing patient safety and duty of care. We are passionate about our work and there’s no better feeling than helping a patient become pain free and enjoying their life to the full!

#2 Chiropractors are expensive!

Chiropractors generally charge the same as other professionals such as Physiotherapists and Osteopaths. We always work with our patients to set out the best treatment plan and ensure that it is financially viable for them. We aim to get our patients better as soon as possible so to assist with the recovery we also offer exercise plans and in the case of Libra Chiropractic, Pilates classes to ensure that our patients continue to stay fit and active. In addition, many chiropractors accept insurance, and many insurance companies cover chiropractic care, making it that much less expensive.

#3 Once you have a treatment, you’ll need to keep coming back

Not true! Treatment is intended to help fix immediate problems. The key to an ongoing pain free life is in preventative care. Healthy eating, exercise, proper posture and lifting techniques are what will help you most over time. While periodic spinal checkups are recommended, preventative care may minimize the number of treatments needed.

#4 Back pain is the only condition a Chiropractor can treat

Back pain may be the most common ailment treated by Chiropractors, but it is far from the only problem a Chiropractor can treat. A Chiropractor is trained to handle a wide variety of conditions such as back pain, neck pain, hip pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, ankle pain, to name a few.