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Myths and Facts About Chiropractic Care

Although the use of chiropractic solutions to alleviate pain and discomfort has become mainstream, there are still old myths that exist. And, some people are still skeptical about going to the chiropractor. If this sounds like you, make sure that you get all the facts before you cross safe, natural chiropractic care off your list and turn to addictive medications. Don’t miss out on reducing your pain and restoring your full body function because you have been told false information.

Myth #1Chiropractors are not “real” doctors.

Fact: A Doctorate of Chiropractic degree certifies chiropractors as health care providers in every U.S. state and dozens of countries around the world. In fact, Chiropractic College curricula, like medical school, is extremely rigorous and requires students to complete a residency working with real patients in a clinical environment. Chiropractic students must pass four sets of national board exams, as well as state board exams.

The biggest difference between chiropractors and medical doctors lies, not in their level of education, but in their preferred method of caring for patients. Chiropractors pride themselves on taking a natural, drug-free approach to deliver long-lasting results for pain and symptom relief.

Myth #2: Once you start going to a chiropractor, you must keep going for the rest of your life.

Fact: This is a myth heard a lot when the topic of chiropractors is discussed. However, the fact is this, regular adjustments are a part of a healthy lifestyle. Recommending that patients return to receive periodic spinal care is no different than sticking to a gym schedule or routine visits to the dentist. You have to maintain healthy practices to keep your body’s performance at its optimal level. You only need to continue going to the chiropractor as long as you wish to maintain your results and enjoy the benefits of chiropractic care.

Myth #3: Chiropractic care is not effective or safe.

Fact: The purpose of spinal manipulations and adjustments is to help the body restore its natural flexibility and mobility while relieving soreness, achiness and stiffness in the joints and muscles. Many patients from all walks of life have benefited greatly from chiropractic care – reporting improvements with back pain, headaches, ear infections, neck pain, arthritis, blood pressure, pains associated with pregnancy, and so much more!

The methods used at Dirks Chiropractic are extremely safe. Not to mention, it is much safer than surgery or addictive painkillers. In fact, many health care professionals recommend seeing a chiropractor before deciding on a surgical procedure.

Myth #4: Going to a chiropractor is expensive.

Fact: Studies actually show chiropractic care is much more affordable than traditional medicine, making insurance companies supportive of chiropractic care. At Dirks Chiropractic in Greenville, Washington and Williamston, most major medical insurance plans are accepted. We also accept most health insurance plans, including Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, MedCost, United Healthcare, NC State workers (teachers, city and government workers), and many others. 

Now, discover the truth about chiropractic care for yourself. Dr. David Dirks and Dr. Cheryl Scott, the experienced chiropractors at Dirk Chiropractic, can help determine the underlying cause of your pain and offer safe, natural, drug-free solutions. Schedule your appointment today and begin your road to recovery and a healthier lifestyle.



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