Chiropractic Myths & Facts

If you’re experiencing back pain, then you should strongly consider seeking out chiropractic care in Vero Beach. Chiropractic care involves a process in which adjustments are made to a person’s spinal alignment, thereby helping to relieve pain caused by issues affecting the nerves, muscles and even organs. Chiropractic care has seen great success and, as a result, become a more popular way to address back and joint pain over the years. However, there are still a lot of misconceptions about the practice. The following are three of the most common myths about chiropractic care debunked:

1. Chiropractors Aren’t Real Doctors

Just like real doctors, chiropractors must earn a degree. Chiropractic schools may not be as demanding as medical schools, but their curriculum is still extremely rigorous. Chiropractic students even complete more hours of classroom education than typical medical students. Following graduation, you have to pass four sets of national board exams in addition to any state board exams as required by the state you want to practice in to become licensed.

The main difference between the two is that chiropractors focus on a very specific area of health, and instead of providing treatment in the forms of medicine or surgery, provide physical solutions, from spinal adjustments and muscle therapy to exercises and stretches.

2. Chiropractic Care is a Life-Long Commitment

You don’t have to commit to life-long chiropractic care if you don’t want to. In some ways, it’s like going to the dentist. A dentist can help with all kinds of tooth issues, but it’s good to go for routine care once in a while. The same can be said about chiropractic care since your spine does experience normal wear and tear over the years.

3. Medical Doctors Disapprove of Chiropractors

There are still some lingering ideas that medical doctors disapprove of chiropractors as a result of the smear campaign conducted by the American Medical Association decades ago, as far back as the 1940’s, against chiropractors. That stopped in the 1980s when the Supreme Court of Illinois found the AMA guilty of conspiracy, forcing them to pay restitution. Since then, most medical doctors will even recommend chiropractic care to their patients for certain conditions and they often work together.

These are a few myths that shouldn’t prevent you from seeking chiropractic care in Vero Beach, FL. Be sure to schedule an appointment by contacting us online at Florida Spine today.