Do you have questions about Fairbanks Chiropractors?

Chiropractic Myth #1: “Chiropractic Hurts”
Fact: Most patients feel immediate relief after their treatments, and look forward to their adjustments.

Chiropractic Myth #2: “Spinal Adjustments are dangerous”
Fact: Adjustments are extremely safe when performed by a licensed chiropractor.

Chiropractic Myth #3: “Chiropractic Doctors lack education compared with medical doctors”
Fact: Most Chiropractors require 4 years of undergraduate study, 4 to 5 years of graduate study (a doctorate), and up to 300 clinical hours of real patient management and spinal manipulation in a clinical setting.

Chiropractic Myth #4: “Chiropractic care is expensive”
Fact: Research has shown that chiropractic is more cost effective in a number of government and worker’s compensation board studies and additionally, these benefits are achieved with apparently minimal impacts on the costs of health insurance.

Chiropractic Myth #5: “You’ll have to continue chiropractic for the rest of your life”
Fact: Recommending that patients return for periodic spinal care is no different than what dentists recommend to their patients in order to prevent cavities and gum disease. How long you decide to benefit from your local Fairbanks Chiropractors is always up to you.

Chiropractic Myth #6: “Chiropractors only treat back pain”
Fact: Chiropractors provide effective treatment for all types of soft tissue disorders and not just back and neck ailments. Chiropractors are able to adjust most joints and commonly help people with dysfunction in the wrists, ankles, and knees, just to name a few. Chiropractors also have tremendous success with conditions such as headaches and numbness and tingling.

Chiropractic Myth #7: “Chiropractic ‘crack’ your bones”
Fact: Some chiropractic techniques involve an adjustment, or manipulation, of the spine or extremity joints (the point of connection between the two bones). A chiropractic adjustment is the mobilization of a target joint in the body, which affects the joint’s position and movement. The audible sound sometimes heard during the procedure (crepitus) is created by the opening of the joint space.

Chiropractic Myth #8: “Chiropractic is addictive”
Fact: Chiropractic isn’t addictive, however, it is possible to get used to feeling more balanced, less stressed, more energetic and pain free as a result of chiropractic care. It’s similar to how some people get used to exercise and the feelings that come from a workout.

Chiropractic Myth #9: “Chiropractors are not real doctors”
Fact: A chiropractic college grants a D.C. or Doctorate of Chiropractic degree. Chiropractors are licensed as health care providers. As part of their education, chiropractic students also complete a residency working with actual patients in a clinical setting, supervised by licensed doctors of chiropractic. Once chiropractic students graduate, they have to pass four sets of national board exams as well as state board exams in the states where they want to practice. Fact: Just like allopathic medical doctors, chiropractors are professionals that are subject to the same type of testing procedures, licensing and monitoring by state and national peer reviewed boards. Fact: The biggest difference between Chiropractors and medical doctors lies not in their level of education, but in their preferred method of caring for people. Medical doctors are trained in the use of medicines (chemicals that affect your internal biochemistry) and surgery, while chiropractors provide physical solutions to help the body heal naturally.

Chiropractic Myth #10: “Medical doctors don’t like Chiropractors”
Fact: The opinion of most medical doctors has changed over the years; several major studies have shown the superiority of chiropractic in helping people with a host of conditions, and medical doctors developed a better understanding as to what chiropractors actually do. Many patients have returned to their medical doctors and told them about the great results they experienced at their chiropractors’ office.

To see our trusted Fairbanks Chiropractors, call 907-456-4234 today! Dr. Moore and Dr. Wyman are here to serve you!