Myths About Chiropractic

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Myths About Chiropractic

Some people have purposely steered clear of chiropractors because they are, unfortunately, misinformed. But because our Clearwater chiropractic clinic cares deeply about each and every one of our patients, we want to do what we can to help correct these false assumptions. Learning about the many ways in which this type of health care can benefit takes you one step closer to living a happier, healthier lifestyle!

Below are some myths about chiropractic care:

  1. It isn’t safe. Amid all the myths surrounding this topic, the idea that chiropractic is not safe is simply erroneous. It is a non-invasive, drug-free, natural approach to pain relief and healing that is both safe and effective. Because most people understand the spine is an extremely sensitive area, the thought of getting “manipulations” or “adjustments” can make them cringe. But it is important to know that, at our Clearwater chiropractic clinic, we only use the safest, gentlest, and most effective forms of treatment to restore and maintain proper functioning of your central nervous system. To achieve this, we use advanced spinal correction techniques with innovative technology for postural examinations, spinal thermography, foot scanning, postural scanning, and more.
  2. If you go once, you have to go for the rest of your life. Although most chiropractic clinics welcome and encourage patients to visit on a consistent basis, this does not mean that chiropractors cannot help alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with a specific, isolated injury. We successfully treat those suffering from auto accident injuries, sports injuries, and chronic disorders. In fact, we offer a Walk in Clinic for those who have minor emergencies and need medical assistance in the Clearwater area ASAP. However, we also encourage people to schedule check-ups for preventive health measures.
  3. Adjustments are basically like “cracking” your back. You know that feeling of relief you experience after cracking your neck or back? This feeling (and sound) is generally caused by the release of gas bubbles between joints, and the changing of pressure. However this should not be confused with chiropractic manipulations/adjustments. Chiropractors apply a specific force to specific areas, such as joints and pressure points. It is virtually impossible to DIY.
  4. It is the same as getting a massage. Though our Clearwater chiropractic clinic offers massage therapy, it is not the same spa-like luxury you might be thinking of. These chiropractic massages are actually strategically and effectively correcting the spinal column to alleviate painful symptoms associated with muscle tension, poor circulation and body fluid buildup.

To learn more about this form of healthcare, or to schedule an appointment with at our Clearwater chiropractic clinic, give us a call today at Coastal Chiropractic at 727-581-2774.