3 Common Myths About Chiropractic

Even though chiropractic care is one of the best health care options available to eliminate pain, reduce stress, increase flexibility, and maintain a great quality of life, there are still a lot of people who don’t know much about chiropractic care. There are also a lot of crazy myths about chiropractic. I want to share a few of those with you so you have a better understanding about chiropractic.
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Myth #1: Chiropractors Aren’t “Real” Doctors”:

Did you know that some people actually still say that? Out of curiosity, what is a “real” doctor anyway? A white coat? A stethoscope? A prescription pad? Are we to believe that the only “real” doctors are the ones with the letters MD after their name? Or if you don’t prescribe pills then you aren’t a “real” doctor?
The truth is chiropractors are in fact “real doctors.” I’m pretty sure I’m real!!! Chiropractors are recognized and licensed in all 50 states as Doctors of Chiropractic.

Truth #1: Yes, Chiropractors are “Real” doctors.

Myth #2: Once You Go To A Chiropractor, They Make You Go Forever:

This is obviously not true. To answer this myth, there are few things to consider. First, I’ve never made a patient do anything that they themselves did not want to do. I’ve never forced a patient to do anything. Not only do I not “make” people see me for the rest of their lives, but I also can’t “force” patients to do something they don’t want to do. And I doubt any other chiropractor has a magic wand that makes people do something they don’t want to do either!

But here’s the other point you need to consider. Your body is like a used car. With normal “wear and tear” and aging, your body is breaking down. That’s just a fact. And if you add stress to the equation, then it breaks down even more. So your body needs tune-ups, just like a used car, to be healthy. Your health has to be something you focus on regularly and consistently for the rest of your life. That includes diet, exercise, getting enough sleep, and taking care of your frame (muscles, joints, and nervous system.)

If you want to be healthy, you CANNOT ignore taking care of yourself on a regular basis. Trust me, it doesn’t work. So with that being said, just know that while I don’t make people “come back forever,” many patients CHOOSE ON THEIR OWN to come back on a regular basis to get chiropractic care.

No one makes you exercise regularly or makes you brush your teeth daily or makes you eat healthy foods. You do these things because it keeps you as healthy as possible. Chiropractic care is a service people CHOOSE to use on a regular basis because it also keeps people healthy, feeling great, and keeps their body functioning at a high level. Who wouldn’t want that?

Truth #2: You do not have to go to a chiropractor forever, but many people choose to use chiropractic care on a regular basis (just like going to the gym) for the rest of their life.

Myth #3: Chiropractic Care Is Only For Back and Neck Pain:

Many people think that chiropractic care is only for back and neck pain. That’s not true at all. I want you to think BIGGER. Chiropractic helps people with a variety of health care problems and conditions beyond the back. Many people don’t realize that chiropractors help other areas of the body too, like shoulders, elbows, wrists, knees, and ankles. And chiropractic care not only helps people get out of pain, but it also KEEPS people healthy. Also, people of EVERY age can receive chiropractic care; infants, children, teenagers, adults, and the elderly. So as you can see, there’s a lot more to chiropractic than just back and neck pain!

Truth #3: Chiropractic care offers much more than back and neck pain relief.

So there you have it, the answers to 3 of the most common chiropractic myths.

Keeping your spine healthy,

Dr. Bob

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About Dr. Bob DeMoss

Dr. Robert S. DeMoss is a doctor of chiropractic that has been practicing in Orange County since 1995. His passion for health and wellness gave him the inspiration to start his own chiropractic facility. San Clemente Chiropractic