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Common Misconceptions

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#1: Once you get adjusted, you feel as though you need to keep going back OR the Doctor requires you to keep coming back.

FALSE. In fact, patients who arrive with an acute injury will come in for a few visits and will obtain the relief they need within those few visits. Many patients find that continuing care increases their vitality and well-being and choose to continue their chiropractic adjustments. At United Joint and Spine Center, you will never feel pressured for return visits, the frequency of your care is always up to you.

#2: Chiropractors are not "real" doctors.

FALSE. There is a common misconception that chiropractors are less qualified and under educated than medical doctors. Chiropractors attend 4 years of undergraduate school then required to receive their doctorate after additional 4 to 5 years of studies. They must also pass State and National board certifications to become licensed.

Subject of study DC MD
Anatomy 520 508
Physiology 420 326
Pathology (includes Geriatrics & Pediatrics) 205 401
Chemistry 300 325
Microbiology 130 114
Diagnosis (includes EENT & Dermatology) 420 324
Neurology 320 112
X-Ray 217 148
Psychology/Psychiatry 65 144
OB/GYN 225 156
Subtotals 2,887 2,756
Other Required Subjects (to complete degree) 1,598 1,492
Total Classroom Hour Requirements 4,485 4,248

#3: Chiropractic care is dangerous.

FALSE. When it comes to your back or neck, chiropractic care is far safer than surgery or pain killers. Many doctors recommend seeing a chiropractor before deciding on an extensive surgical procedure.

#4: Getting an adjustment hurts.

FALSE. While some people call chiropractors “bonecrushers”, this is just a myth. Many people  experience great relief after receiving an adjustment. Children and even some adults are sometimes nervous when it comes time to receiving an adjustment, but there is nothing to be nervous about. A chiropractor fully understands the skeletal and muscular system in a way that allows them to find the source of problems and make accurate adjustments to correct and alleviate the area of pain.These are just a few myths that are out there but are far from the truth. It’s time for you to make your own feelings on chiropractic. Are you ready to be educated and feeling better?

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