So you know what chiropractors are and what they do. You know all the benefits of chiropractic treatment: how it helps your entire musculoskeletal system. But for some reason, you’re still unsure about whether or not you should go to the chiropractor.
You find yourself thinking: should I trust chiropractors?
And we understand where you’re coming from. People have always doubted everything that’s not considered conventional medicine. Chiropractic treatment is an alternative treatment method. It works best when used alongside conventional medicine.
So even if it’s an all-natural, holistic, non-invasive form of treatment, people will always doubt it—regardless of the millions of adjustments being delivered all around the world every year.
Let’s take a closer look at this issue. Why are people so distrustful of chiropractors? And why should you trust them?
Why Don’t People Trust Chiropractors?
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Well, it’s not that many people think chiropractic treatment is a hoax or a fake treatment method. It’s just that they are unfamiliar with the qualifications of chiropractors. They can’t tell if a chiropractor is reputable or not. This is often something people ask about.
Also, let’s be honest, the term “spinal manipulation” is scary. We don’t want anyone “adjusting” our spine. And many people doubt that the process even works. It’s easy to see why many people are concerned.
But at the same time, it is important to dispel these doubts, especially when you can just maximize your body’s natural healing ability by simply getting your spine back in proper alignment. It’s a huge wasted potential. Olympians use it to boost their performance on the court—not to mention the countless number of people who have themselves adjusted to treat all sorts of physical conditions.
Chiropractors help with back pain, neck pain, joint pain, muscle pain, and even headaches. They restore your mobility after an accident. They help you get back in the court after a sports injury. They help you achieve your peak physical condition.
The adjustments are safe and painless. You may get intimidated by the popping noises, but this is similar to cracking your knuckles: it’s just air bubbles being released from your joints.
And chiropractors are qualified to perform these adjustments. Here’s why.
Qualifications of Chiropractors: Why you’re in Good Hands
Before anyone could legally “adjust” your back and improve your health, they need a doctor of chiropractic (DC) degree. And to obtain this, they need to follow a curriculum that requires 4,200 hours of classroom work and hands-on study. This usually takes four years to complete.
In fact, before they can even take this course, they need a bachelor’s degree. The average chiropractor has 7 to 8 years of post-secondary education.
All this, before they can take a licensure examination and finally get certified. And even when they’re licensed, they still need to meet annual training requirements, in order to stay up-to-date with the current trends in their field.
These are just the basic requirements that every chiropractor needs to meet. If they want to specialize in a certain area or discipline, they’ll need to complete another course for that.
If you want to make sure you are working with a reputable chiropractor, you can ask for your doctor’s recommendation, or check online reviews for chiropractors who continuously receive positive feedback. You don’t need to take a wild guess, especially if you are unsure of the entire chiropractic approach.
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