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Let's Clear Up Some Chiropractic Myths

woman mid-back adjustmentSince Dr. D.D. Palmer gave the first chiropractic adjustment in 1895 millions of people around the globe have gotten pain relief and other incredible results from this form of natural health care. Even though chiropractic has a strong track record, some outdated myths are still circulating. Let’s clear up three common ones and highlight the real benefits of visiting a chiropractor for your health and well-being.

Myth 1: Chiropractic Adjustments Are Dangerous

Given the many scary videos on social media showing chiropractors “cracking” their patients or performing some frightening-looking adjustments, it’s not surprising that many people are concerned about whether chiropractic is safe. It is!

In fact, abundant research, including many studies featured in medical journals such as the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, confirms that chiropractic adjustments are safe and effective. Chiropractors are highly trained and educated to ensure that they perform adjustments with the utmost safety.

It’s also important to recognize that chiropractic care is a much safer alternative to surgery or long-term medication, which carries risks. With chiropractic care, there is minimal risk of serious side effects.

At The Wellness Connection our doctors are highly skilled in performing several adjusting techniques, including Diversified, Thompson Technique, and Pettibon System, and will customize their adjustments to meet each patient’s unique needs. You can be confident knowing that you’re in highly capable hands in our O’Fallon practice!

Myth 2: Chiropractors Aren’t Real Doctors

Many people think chiropractors aren’t as qualified as medical doctors, but this isn’t true! Chiropractors are licensed healthcare professionals who undergo a rigorous education and training program, including a four-year doctoral degree from an accredited chiropractic college. Here at The Wellness Connection, our eight chiropractors have in-depth training in various subjects, from anatomy to neurology, which is crucial for treating and understanding issues related to the musculoskeletal system.

Myth 3: Chiropractic Care Is Only for Back Pain

While unsurprisingly, many seek chiropractic care for back pain, the benefits extend far beyond that. Our chiropractors also help with neck pain, headaches, sciatica, joint issues, etc. The approach we take goes beyond just pain relief; we’re here to enhance your overall function and wellness.

Additionally, our practice offers a range of services, such as functional medicine, nutritional counseling, spinal decompression, physical therapy, regenerative medicine, and more.

Experience the Benefits of Our Care

If you’re dealing with pain or want to maintain your health, contact our practice today to book an appointment with one of our highly skilled and caring chiropractors!

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