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  • Writer's pictureDr. Maya Pande

Chiropractic is Just For Back Pain and Other Myths

Continued from last week, here are some more myths people may have about chiropractic.

Myth #4: Adjustments are uncomfortable.

Reality: I'll be honest, sometimes they are but usually they're not. Most of the time an adjustment will not hurt at all. On some occasions chiropractors have to push on a sore spot to make it better. This discomfort is momentary but the relief you feel is ongoing.

Myth #5: Chiropractic is only for adults.

Reality: We take our children for regular check ups at the dentist and optometrist, but we never think of taking them to a chiropractor. Teeth and eyes are important but what about their spines? Did you know that most adult problems that chiropractors deal with actually have a start in childhood. The ‘growing pains’ of an 12 year old can become crippling low back and leg pains in adulthood. It’s better to stop it at the beginning, then to wait until it gets worse. BTW, adjustments for children are even more gentle than the ones we give adults.

Myth #6: Chiropractors = Cracking. I hate that sound so I'm not going.

Reality: Good news! There are a lot of chiropractic methods. About 50! And many of them do NOT cause the cracking sound (FYI, which is perfectly safe. It's just the sound of compressed air. But I get that that sound can be like nails on a chalkboard to some people.) There's no cracking with the technique I use at the office. It's called Activator and it makes a clicking sound -- IT makes a clicking sound. Not YOU.) So don't live in pain because you don't like the popping sound. There are safe, effective, QUIET alternatives in chiropractic care.

Have questions? Let me know!

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