Myth #2: Chiropractic adjustments are dangerous.
Danger lurks around every corner. Simply walking out the door in the morning invites the risk of danger. While we cannot escape it, we can minimize our risk of injury through proper training, awareness, plus other control measures. Fire, driving, and alcohol are dangerous; however, with control and knowledge we can make these things safer. For example, fire is a danger, but we can use things like a fire pit to control the flames. Driving a car can be dangerous. But we need to earn a license first to drive. Alcohol is dangerous, but using moderation and a designated driver minimizes that danger.
On the surface, we can say that many things are dangerous. But usually because they are unfamiliar to us. Chiropractic care is one of those things. Many people believe that these doctors only “crack” backs. At face value, that sounds dangerous, yet this misconception couldn’t be further from the truth.
The reality is that chiropractic adjustments are extremely safe. In fact, RAND Corporation, a nonprofit research organization in the U.S. developed to keep the world safe and healthy, conducted a study to determine the safety of these adjustments. The study found that the risk of serious complications is only one in a million. This risk is smaller than the odds of you being struck by lightning, which coincidentally is 1 in 700,000.
Misunderstanding breeds falsehoods. History tells us that. It is no different for the field of chiropractic. The truth is that chiropractic treatment is one of the safest, drug-free, and non-invasive therapies available for neuromusculoskeletal system (nerves, muscles, bones). It is also more cost-effective, too. Why? Because the root cause is identified and corrected, rather than just addressing the symptoms.
Riding a bike, driving a car, playing a sport, eating fast food are all dangerous, yet, we still do it. We assume the risk, thinking that nothing will happen to us. The risk of suffering from a complication with a chiropractic adjustment is small compared to the risk of being injured while driving or even on the job. Yet we do them every day.
It’s time to correct the myth that chiropractic adjustments are dangerous. The people who believe this are missing out on a healthcare option that can improve their quality of life and eliminate pain, once and for all.
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