Chiropractic Care: Common Myths Debunked

Chiropractic Care Common Myths Debunked | picture of chiropractor stretching womans arm

We’ve had patients initially come into our practice with jitters and questions about working with a chiropractor. We get it. When trying anything new, it’s normal to experience nerves. However, after sitting through a one-on-one consultation with one of our trusted doctors, our patient’s worries subside.

Maybe you’re not there yet, and perhaps your hesitations come from some of the common myths that have been circulated. Read on as we debunk some of the most common myths surrounding chiropractic care:

MYTH: Chiropractors Aren’t Doctors

In Canada, all practicing chiropractors must complete an undergraduate program before going on to attain a Doctorate of Chiropractic. Just like medical doctors, chiropractors go through clinical training in addition to completing rigorous studies. Chiropractic is a regulated health profession in all Canadian provinces. Alberta chiropractors are governed under the Health Professions Act and are required to comply with standards of practice that are laid out by the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors.

MYTH: Neck Adjustments Cause Strokes

Are you nervous about adjustments? Some of this may stem from the unfounded claim that neck adjustments cause strokes. There have been several studies done on this particular issue, and all show that cases presenting this complication have likely been an unfortunate coincidence. There is no evidence that there is increased risk of stroke following chiropractic care or treatment.

MYTH: Chiropractic Care Isn’t Scientific

Many scientific studies have shown that chiropractic care provides an array of benefits to patients. Some of the most common benefits that have been proven as a result of chiropractic care include reduced pain, increased immune function, well-being and increased brain function. As an evidence-based practitioner, Dr. Angela Pucci is committed to developing patient treatment plans based on clinical research.

At Cadence Chiropractic, we provide gentle, functional care that adheres to our patient’s unique comfort levels. We take the time to ensure that you understand the adjustments, and can also provide alternatives to traditional treatment. The treatment you receive is entirely up to you. If you think you could benefit from chiropractic care, get in touch! We’re happy to talk through your questions. P: 403.521.2278

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