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Top 5 Chiropractor Myths Debunked

Written By South Centre Chiropractic Clinic & Summerside Chiropractic on October 5, 2018

Patients often enter our Edmonton office with a lot of questions and preconceived notions about chiropractic care. 

The truth is, 4.5 million people across Canada choose a chiropractor for drug-free pain relief every year.

5 Misconceptions About Chiropractors We Want to Clear Up

The following myths, misconceptions, and possibly fears could be keeping you from getting the help you need! Find out the truth about chiropractic care, and how it can help you, below:

1. Chiro Crushes Your Bones and it Hurts

Chiropractors use non-invasive, gentle maneuvers to relieve pain – not cause it.

If you have a bad experience at a doctor’s office, you don’t write off the entire medical industry, right? No, you seek a better doctor – chiro care is no different. 

Not to mention, there’s a reason chiropractors have some of the lowest malpractice insurance rates.

2. Chiro is Not for Children

Children and teens face plenty of spinal hazards that impact their musculoskeletal development, posture, and overall quality of life:

  • Sitting for long hours at desks in stiff chairs
  • Carrying heavy backpacks
  • Playing high-impact sports

Millions of children under the age of 18 see chiropractors each year in the United States, for example. Even young children or babies can benefit from chiro care for ear infections, colic, and even the pressures of being pushed out of the birth canal. 

3. Chiropractic Care is Too Expensive

Studies show that chiro care costs just a fraction of conventional medical treatments. In many cases, your insurance will cover most or all of the cost.

Your Edmonton chiropractor will treat your pain at its source – without drugs or surgery.

This comprehensive and personalized care naturally saves you money because you don’t need to factor in long-term medications, hospital bills, and copays. Not only that, but chiro care can save you anywhere from 20% to 40% in the long-run.

4. Once I Start Going, My Body Will become Dependent and I’ll Have to Keep Going

Your Edmonton chiropractor wants to relieve your pain by healing your body at its source.

In fact, we try to help patients lead healthy lifestyles so they can reduce their risk of injury or chronic pain in the first place.

Many people choose to see their chiropractors on a regular basis for overall wellness or unique treatments, but this is completely their choice.

5. Chiropractors Aren’t Real Doctors

This one really rubs us the wrong way because chiropractors are often required to complete more schooling than standard doctors. 

In Canada, anyone wishing to become a doctor of chiropractic must complete 4,200 hours of education and training in a broad range of disciplines. 

Call Us Today to Experience Great Chiropractic Care for Yourself

At South Centre & Summerside Chiropractic Clinics, we can help you discover all the life-changing benefits that good chiropractic care offers. 

Dr. Darrell J. Morin and the team at have nearly 20 years of experience treating patients and all types of pain without drugs or surgery. Call us for a consultation at (780) 432-1400 to reach us at South Centre Chiropractic, or 780-705-0991 to reach us at Summerside Chiropractic.

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