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Dec 14, 2012

Chiropractic Myth or Fact?


Myth: Chiropractors ‘crack’ backs

Fact: A Chiropractor performs an adjustment. The adjustment can create a popping noise which is a gas bubble being released in the spinal fluid when joints are moved.

Myth: Putting so much pressure on my spine is dangerous

Fact: An adjustment is a precise procedure by a licensed Chiropractor involving skill, positioning, timing and speed – not force. It is a drug-free, non-invasive approach to many different things, including neck and back pain. It is considered a low-risk and safe form of therapy.

Myth: ‘Cracking’ joints causes arthritis

Fact: Quite the opposite. An adjustment increases the mobility of the joints and reduces pressure on joints, muscles and nerves. An adjustment also allows the spine to return to a more natural position, allowing better overall function.

Myth: Chiropractic care is not safe for babies or children

Fact: Chiropractic care is adapted to each individual. There are many different techniques to suit different ages and different body types. Children may benefit from this type of therapy, since they are usually very active and typically experience many different types of falls and blows in the course of everyday life.

Myth: Too many Chiropractic adjustments will make my spine ‘too loose’

Fact: Adjustments concentrate on spinal joints that have impaired range of motion. Restoring proper motion and strengthening the muscles of the musculoskeletal system will enhance the overall body structure.

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