Myths vs. Facts About Chiropractic

- Is the treatment comfortable or will it hurt?

An adjustment is a gentle manipulation of the spine to correct misalignments of the vertebrae that allow the body to heal. It is usually accompanied by a sensation of relief.

- Once I start treatments do I have to go for a long time?

Results can occur rapidly, depending upon your medical history and condition. Chiropractic is a form of treatment that works WITH the body’s natural alignment and its innate intelligence and ability to heal. Your Health Acquisition Plan will include stretches and exercises that you can do at home to speed your recovery, as well as recommendations on nutrition, homeopathy and healthy lifestyle choices.s

- Is a doctor of chiropractic medicine considered a ‘real’ doctor

Chiropractors are the only health care professionals who are trained to diagnose and treat spinal subluxations. (“Subluxation” comes from the Latin words meaning “somewhat or slight”—sub and “to dislocate”—luxate.) A chiropractic college grants a D.C. or Doctor of Chiropractic degree, and chiropractors are licensed as health care providers in every state in America as well as in countries around the world. The curricula for chiropractic and medical school are extremely rigorous and very similar. Chiropractic students must complete a residency working with real patients in a clinical environment under supervision from licensed practitioners. Upon graduation, chiropractors must pass multiple sets of national and state board exams. Chiropractors, like medical doctors, are subject to testing procedures, licensing and monitoring by the state and national review boards. Compensation programs cover chiropractic care, and federal agencies accept sick-leave certificates signed by doctors of chiropractic.