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You get hurt and have lingering pain. Who do you call first? If you answered your general physician, you’re not alone. For so many health questions, a quick call to the doctor can quickly lead you to the right answers. But depending on what kind of problems you’re facing, a more specialized medical professional might be a better fit. A chiropractor might be your best bet for questions about lingering pain, soreness and a path to recovery. Chiropractors specialize in pain relief and management. But before you seek out chiropractic adjustments, it’s important to know what they are, and expel some myths about them.
Myth: Chiropractic adjustments are dangerous and bad for your bones
A common worry about visiting a chiropractor is that their practice can be dangerous and bad for your bones. Maybe you’ve even heard of their methods as “cracking” your bones back into place. The truth is, chiropractors have years of training to make sure the adjustments they perform are as painless as possible and provide relief. Bones “popping” during an adjustment is really the body’s way of telling you that your ligaments are being stretched — like what happens when you crack your knuckles — and doesn’t mean that adjustments are hurting your bones.
Myth: Adjustments only provide relief to your neck and back
A common misconception about chiropractic adjustments is that they only treat neck and back pain. This is not true. Many chiropractors specialize in this area, but it’s not the only area where they can provide relief. Adjustments can help relieve pain in nearly every part of the body and patients can use it to remedy physical pain as well as problems like poor sleep and reflux. Chiropractic adjustments can be thought of as a whole-body treatment method.
Myth: Chiropractic adjustments are expensive
A lot of people think getting chiropractic adjustments will set you back a lot more than visiting your normal physician or opting for other kinds of treatments. This doesn’t have to be the case. Medical treatment in general can be pricey, but if you compare the cost of visiting a chiropractor to visiting a doctor, typically the former will save you money. Opting for chiropractic adjustments can also help you save money in the long term and prevent you from expensive invasive treatment, medication plans, and future physical therapy. Also, like all treatment types, chiropractic adjustments can be covered by insurance in some cases to help save you money.
Myth: Once you start chiropractic adjustments, it’s hard to stop
There are some people who think that once you begin getting chiropractic adjustments it’s hard to quit them. The truth is, every recovery plan is unique and you can decide when you go and when you feel good enough to end your adjustments. Some people visit chiropractors for routine care — much like getting a massage — but that is different from going for specific pain and injury relief. Your chiropractor should build a recovery plan and timeline that best fits your needs. When you achieve your results, you’re free to go about your life pain free and without ongoing adjustments.
Truth: Get back to full health with chiropractic adjustments
At some point, an injury or some physical pain is likely to catch up to you. How you treat that pain can be the difference between more discomfort and injuries and getting back to your normal routine. Knowing how chiropractic adjustments can make a difference in your life can help you decide if visiting a chiropractor is right for you. Adjustments can help heal nearly every part of your body in a way that is often safer and less expensive than other options.
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