Chiropractors are trained to put the spine back into proper alignment to ease pain, discomfort, and stress that a person receives from injuries or exhausting physical activities. It’s an alternative mode of medicine that complements the treatment you’re receiving to fast-track recovery. While this method is getting more popular, there are still those who are hesitant to try it due to a few misconceptions.
It’s important to know the truth behind such myths for you to make an informed decision about how your health and overall wellness may benefit from chiropractic treatments.
Myth: Chiropractic Treatment Isn’t Recommended for Those with Osteoporosis and Those Who’ve Had Back Surgery
You may be worried to go to a chiropractor after getting surgery for fear that it might cause complications in the area that was operated on. However, the truth is that chiropractors know the proper alignment of a spine. They don’t use a single approach to treat their patients. In fact, they provide a tailor-made treatment plan depending on your situation. If you’ve had back surgery, you must inform your chiropractor about it. That way, they can come up with a technique to treat you without aggravating the stress on any unstable part of your spine.
The same goes for people with osteoporosis. Because this condition results in sensitive and brittle bones, some patients erroneously think that getting chiropractic treatment may break their bones. Chiropractors are trained to handle bones and joints. Also, they will assess your condition first to be able to give you the appropriate treatment.
Myth: Recovery Takes a Very Long Time
Nothing works overnight, but chiropractic treatment works depending on your condition and your cooperation. What is causing the pain or discomfort and how long have you had it? Asking these questions will help you and your chiropractor to determine how much time you’ll need to fully recover. Also, it requires your commitment. You have to follow the chiropractor’s advice regarding exercises, appointments, and any other instructions.
Myth: It’s Not Safe
There are no studies that suggest that chiropractic has more risks than other healthcare treatments. In fact, there are other treatments that involve greater risks. One of these are over-the-counter drugs. Such medications are 100 times riskier than chiropractic adjustments that only a professional can perform.
Any form of treatment has risks and benefits. The key is sorting out the misconceptions from the truth. Work with a reliable chiropractor and provide as much information as possible about your medical history. Then you can be assured of treatment that will lead you to complete recovery sooner.
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