Are chiropractors doctors? 5 truths and myths

Mesa AZ Chiropractor

Chiropractic treatment is a form of treating and diagnosing any kind of mechanical disorder related to the human musculoskeletal system. Contrary to popular belief, chiropractors are actual doctors. Although not medical doctors, they have to attend at least graduate level health institutions.

Apart from relieving the patients from neck and back pains, chiropractic care also relieves from pain in the bones and soft tissues. There are many myths surrounding chiropractic care. Some of the myths are debunked below:

Myth No. 1: Once started, there is no end to chiropractic care.

Truth: chiropractic care is just like any other treatment. It is only to be taken when you are under any kind of problem-related to bones and soft tissue. The chiropractor at first looks into the reason behind the pain and refers to the chiropractic treatment based on the necessity. Once treated, there is no constant need to keep going back, at least for the same reason.

Myth No. 2: Mesa AZ Chiropractors aren’t considered as real doctors.

Truth: Aforementioned, chiropractors have to attend at least a graduate-level health college in order to be certified as one. Although they aren’t medical doctors, they are considered as actual doctors.

Myth No. 3: Chiropractic care is only for adults.

Truth: Children can be given chiropractic treatment as well based on their problem. A few studies also indicate that chiropractic care can actually help to strengthen the nervous system as well as the immune system of the children. The growth of the spinal cord may also be facilitated.

Myth No. 4: Chiropractic adjustments are painful.

Truth: Irrespective of the painful sound heard during the treatment, it is actually not a painful experience. Rather, a lot of patients have shared that they felt a sudden release of stress and also a pleasant feeling after the cracking. Due to the release of gas bubbles between the joints, the stress that had been bothering you for a long time finally goes away.

Myth No. 5: Chiropractic care is expensive.

Truth: a lot of patients may be unaware of the fact that chiropractic care is actually inexpensive. It is so because when someone consults a Mesa AZ chiropractor before consulting actual surgeons, they get to know about the actual problems beforehand. Sometimes, the problem in question is actually solvable by chiropractic treatment. As a result, extra medical bills, hospital bills, and Surgery bills can be avoided.

Contact LifeCare Chiropractic for their insight into chiropractic care and myths about chiropractors.

James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.