Uncovering the Truth About Chiropractic
Many, many people are suffering with health problems and would benefit from chiropractic care. They don’t get the care they need because they and the people they talk to, are victims of the myths, untruths and outright lies about chiropractic care.
Let’s look at some of top misconceptions:
Chiropractors are not real doctors
The Truth - Chiropractors are, by law, licensed and insured primary care physicians
- Primary care physician – Licensed and certified to be able to examine, diagnose and treat and/or refer patients
- 3 primary care physicians in Illinois: D.C.s (chiropractors), M.D.s and D.O.s (osteopaths)
- Chiropractors are the only non-drug, non-surgery primary care physicians and are “Licensed to treat human ailments without the use of drugs and without operative surgery” (Medical Practice Act of 1987)
The advantage is, that when you or someone you know comes into my office with any type of health problem, I can assess the problem and determine what is needed.through a patient history/interview, examination (physical, radiographic, laboratory). The examination is followed by a strategic treatment program and/or referral to an appropriate specialist.
Chiropractic Isn’t Scientific
The Truth - More and more research is being done on chiropractic… not to determine IF it works but specifically HOW it works and how far reaching are its benefits.
Once You Go, You Have To Go Forever
The Truth – This is an outright lie, you don’t have to do anything! In my office, the patient always determines how much benefit he/she gets from chiropractic.