With social media all around us as well as our friends and families opinions we all have heard that going to the chiropractor “is bad for your bones” or the common “what if they break something?” Chiropractors are not as scary as they look or seem, especially Dr. Ashtiani! Chiropractors do just the opposite of breaking your body, they really help put it all back together. Below are 5 common chiropractor myths that need debugging.
1. Getting an adjustment hurts
While some people call chiropractors “bonecrushers”, this is just a myth. Many people experience great relief after receiving an adjustment. When your body is aligned the rest of your body can properly do its job! Children and some adults are sometimes nervous when it comes to receiving an adjustment, but there is nothing to be concerned about. Before Dr. Ashtiani does anything to you or your body she clearly explains what she is going to do, where she will be placing her hands, and makes you feel as relaxed as possible. You have to understand that a chiropractor understands the skeletal and muscular system in a way that allows them to find the source of problems and make adjustments to correct and alleviate any pain you might have. Also, Dr. Ashtiani uses a variety of techniques to aid in the adjustment, so if hearing a pop scares you, fear not…she has plenty of other techniques that she can use that are safe and effective!
2. Once I start, I’ll be going forever
This isn’t true! Now can you come to us forever? Sure! We would love to see you, but most of the time theres no need for you to be coming in multiple times during the week or even weekly. Depending on the care that you need and what Dr. Ashtiani recommends we usually see our wellness patients once a month. Now with that being said, everyone comes into our office for a different condition so its important to know that what is recommended for one person may not be whats needed for you. Acute or chronic injuries do require more visits. Also taking the time to listen to your body is so important, if your body says that you need the extra care don’t wait till your next appointment, getting in front of your wellness is priority.
3. It’s expensive
When compared to most visits to the doctor’s office, chiropractic care is actually less expensive. Considering long-term treatment plans that can involve medication, surgery, or intensive physical therapy, chiropractic care can often provide a less expensive, natural, healthy alternative. Its always cheaper to take care of your body when you’re healthy compared to waiting until you need major medical interventions involved. Although we do not take insurance we do accept HSA/FSA and can provide you with a superbill which can be turned into your insurance for a possible refund.
4. Chiropractors are not real doctors
There is a common misconception that chiropractors are less qualified and under educated than medical doctors. Chiropractors attend 4 years of undergraduate school and go on to receive their doctorate after another 4 to 5 years of studies. They must also pass State and National board certifications to become licensed. Dr. Ashtiani graduated from UTSA with her Bachelors in Biology and Masters in Health Promotion. She continued her academics to pursue a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Texas Chiropractic College in Houston, Texas. She also gained 200+ hours of experience in both the Webster Technique and from the Academy Council of Chiropractic Pediatrics.
5. It’s only for adults
NO! Many of our patients that come to see us are under the age of 2! Many children, including infants and toddlers can benefit greatly from chiropractic care. Some studies reveal a 80-90% reduction in colic with 1 treatment. Bring your little one to the chiropractor is like taking them to the dentist, everyone should go. Their growing bodies need just as much care as yours!