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Myths and Facts About Chiropractic Care

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Chiropractic care provides noninvasive treatments for a range of symptoms and conditions. Learn what’s true, and false, about this popular treatment.

More than 35 million people in the United States seek out chiropractic care each year, and for a range of valid reasons.  

The noninvasive care differs from other specialties in that chiropractors provide hands-on treatments, such as massage, traction, and spinal manipulation. They also provide spinal adjustments, a specific type of manipulation that focuses on a particular region. 

A few of the major benefits you can expect from these treatments include pain relief, better energy levels, and improved overall health. 

Our team at Physicians Group, an auto accident group with 27 locations throughout Florida and Minnesota, includes several chiropractors who expertly treat common issues, including joint, back, and neck pain. 

Let’s debunk a few common myths about chiropractic care and set the facts straight. 

Myth: Other doctors don’t value chiropractic care

You might encounter a physician who isn’t terribly familiar with chiropractic care, but the methodology has grown increasingly more embraced by doctors of many specialties. In fact, the Annals of Internal Medicine updated its guidelines to include spinal manipulation as a valuable noninvasive treatment for chronic low back pain. 

Your chiropractor may even discuss your care with your other medical providers to ensure that your whole team is on the same page for the best possible outcomes.  

Myth: Chiropractic care is only for back pain

Chiropractic care does help treat a range of issues that fuel back pain, but the perks don’t stop there.  

Other issues and conditions spinal adjustments and manipulation address include:

  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Chronic gastrointestinal infections
  • Chronic pain
  • Diabetes
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Overuse injuries
  • Sleep difficulties 
  • Whiplash and neck pain

In addition, thanks to their holistic medical training, chiropractors aim to treat you as a whole person, versus focusing only on a specific body area. Many providers are trauma-informed and able to provide guidance for hygiene, stress, posture, and your overall lifestyle. At Physicians Group, we specialize in auto accident injuries. 

Myth: Chiropractic adjustments aren’t safe

Like most treatments, chiropractic adjustments aren’t ideal for everyone. That said, the treatment is considered safe for most people, as long as it’s performed by a qualified specialist.  

Issues that may disqualify you from having spinal manipulation include severe osteoporosis, cancer in your spine, high stroke risk, a spinal abnormality, or numbness in your arms. Otherwise, you’re likely a fine candidate.  

Chiropractic care is even typically safe during pregnancy, for benefits like less nausea and reduced labor time

To learn more about chiropractic care or get started with your desired treatment, call one of our offices or book an appointment through our website today.

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