Chiropractic myths permeate our society. In fact, this is the primary reason why a majority of adults have not seen a chiropractor. Unfortunately, the facts do not support these objections. Rather than search for the truth, many choose to follow a path created by big business because seeing is believing. That is not to say that what is advertised does not work. It’s quite the opposite actually. However, just because something works does that also mean it is the best option? Or the only option for that matter?
Advertising creates the visibility a business wants to generate revenue. Why do you think we eagerly await those Super Bowl ads every year? But, did you know that those commercials cost $5 million in 2017? What type of business can afford this huge investment? The question we need to ask ourselves is this, does a high level of visibility automatically give a business credibility? The answer should be no. Otherwise, why support small, local businesses.
Chiropractic, as a business, does not have the budget to advertise at the level that Wendy’s, Coca Cola, KFC, and Mars did this year. But does this level of visibility mean these products are good for our health? One might argue that they have contributed to our society’s obesity epidemic.
We must not settle for what information is pushed at us either from television, print, radio, or online. That information was paid to be put in front of us. Rather than accept things at face value, we should choose to advocate for ourselves. Meaning, we should dig deeper and learn what can about ALL options that are available to us. Then make an informed decision about what is BEST for us. Chiropractic care falls in this category, which is why several myths exist that cause people to miss out on this highly effective and beneficial health care.
Below are the 8 top chiropractic myths that exist today:
- Seeing a chiropractor is expensive.
- Chiropractic adjustments are dangerous.
- Chiropractic care is only for adults.
- Chiropractors are not real doctors.
- Once you start seeing a chiropractor you can never stop.
- Chiropractic adjustments hurt.
- Chiropractors only treat back pain.
- Chiropractic care doesn’t work.
The next 8 blog posts will focus on one myth at a time, with the purpose of proving them to be incorrect.