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The 5 Top Chiropractic Myths

Written By SunCoast SpineCare on October 4, 2018

Chiropractic medicine is a holistic, integrative practice that focuses on non-invasive, natural ways to prevent disease and promote good health.

Chiropractors are able to use a wide number of assessment and treatment tools to help their patients reduce pain, regain function, and live more fully. 

They frequently employ techniques like such manipulation, VAX-D, rehabilitation, acupuncture, nutrition, laser therapy, lifestyle management, and more to treat a broad number of conditions and encourage health.

What are the Top 5 Myths Surrounding Chiropractic Care?

Even though chiropractic is now more widely accepted by allopathic community, there are still some myths out there about this form of medicine.

Let’s dispel those myths and old-wives-tales right now:

1. Chiropractors Aren’t Doctors

Obtaining a DC degree takes five years of graduate education in addition to an undergraduate degree. This includes a year of clinical rotations and internships

Then, chiropractors pass four sets of national board exams plus state board exams for licensure followed by continuing education to stay on the leading edge of technology and innovation.

2. Allopathic Doctors Dislike Chiropractors

This used to be true. Now, allopathic physicians are recognizing the value of chiropractic care. In fact, the American College of Physicians recently updated their guidelines to include chiropractic medicine.

3. Chiropractic is Dangerous

Because it’s based on natural, non-invasive techniques, chiropractic medicine is associated with fewer side effects and complications. In fact, a number of studies testify to the safety of chiropractic.

4. Chiropractors are Only for Back Pain

Chiropractors can manage a related plethora of health conditions, including fatigue, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues, autoimmunity, headaches, high blood pressure, and many others.  

5. You Have to Visit Them for the Rest of Your Life

Yes, you do — if you want to remain healthy. 

Just like you see your dentist several times a year to prevent tooth problems, you’ll want to see your chiropractor on a maintenance schedule to continue your good health.

Chiropractic Care in Bradenton

If you would like to experience the benefits of chiropractic care, head to SunCoast SpineCare in Bradenton. 

Dr. Jay Schwartz has over 35 years of experience helping patients manage health issues and achieve lasting good health.

Dr. Schwartz is a chiropractic neurologist and will complete a comprehensive physical and neurological exam, followed by an assessment of lifestyle choices, such as nutrition and exercise. 

He’ll use this input to create an individualized health care plan designed specifically with your health — and health goals — in mind.

Don’t let poor health keep you from enjoying life — call (941) 365-6400 today and make an appointment to see how safe, natural, drug-free chiropractic care, along with the cutting-edge technology available at SunCoast SpineCare, can improve your health.

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