Chiropractic care has always been controversial. That’s because many people simply don’t believe it can be as effective as it is. Some people say it will lead to more harm than good. And some people question the qualifications of the chiropractors themselves.
But is chiropractic treatment fake? Are chiropractors frauds? On this article we will be addressing the issue once and for all.
Is Chiropractic Care Fake?
The answer to this is no. Chiropractors are professionals who are trained to deliver spinal adjustments to improve overall health and provide pain relief. In the world of medicine, the practice is known for treating musculoskeletal injuries.
Chiropractic care has always stayed in the gray area between standard health care and alternative treatment. As you know, physicians dominate conventional medicine, while acupuncturists and massage therapists cover the second.
Nowadays, chiropractors are slowly being recognized as more of an alternative treatment method, mainly because of its naturalistic and holistic approach.
As a holistic treatment, chiropractic care is designed to treat the whole person, not just the body parts that hurt. It is especially effective as a treatment for lower back pain, muscle pain, joint pain, and even simple headaches.
Chiropractors operate under the philosophy that the body has an excellent way of healing itself. Certain injuries and conditions can hinder this healing process, and so the chiropractor’s job is to restore it by realigning the spine.
Why is it Controversial?
Surely, there must be some reason that the treatment is controversial, you may think. But when a person visits any healthcare practitioner and they get poor service quality the experience will likely stick to their memory far longer than their good experiences with the same kind of healthcare provider.
This is almost certainly the case for chiropractic care. Just like in any form of treatment, there are great chiropractors, and there are those who are not so good at it. A few rotten ones can spoil the whole bunch. And this is exactly the same as how there are physicians who are not so good.
Chiropractors only get a bad reputation because of the unfamiliarity. Yes, we’re talking about the patients themselves. They are not used to receiving alternative treatment, so they are quick to dismiss it. Only the bad incidents ever make the news.
What most people don’t know is that chiropractors deliver millions of successful adjustments every year. Chiropractic manipulation is known to lead to better patient outcomes, especially when combined with standard medical care.
Why Chiropractic Care is NOT Fake
The benefits of chiropractic treatment have been widely accepted for years within the medical community.
It’s all about perception. There’s the issue that spinal manipulation can result in injury: at least that’s the public perception on it. The term itself—spinal manipulation—sounds way more intimidating than it actually is. The popping noise created during adjustment is merely caused by air bubbles—the same thing you hear when you crack your knuckles.
But people fear adjustments because that’s their perception. They hear that chiropractic care can lead to stroke: but it’s been proven time and again that the risk is extremely low. The same level of risk applies when you visit a physician. It’s that low.
Chiropractic treatment may be controversial, but it is far from fake. It has a bad reputation, but that’s something that is slowly changing, as more and more adjustments are being delivered each year. Even celebrities like professional athletes are promoting it for its health benefits.
Not to mention the strict licensing procedures that aspiring chiropractors have to go through before they can legally perform manipulations. It’s not an easy task even just acquiring that license. And all states require chiropractors to have a license.
The law recognizes it, celebrities endorse it, and the medical community recognizes its medical benefits. See for yourself and visit a chiropractor today!
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