Myths and the Chiropractic Lifestyle
Today, chiropractic doctors get about the same number of college classroom hours as medical practitioners.
Today, contemporary chiropractic is based on scientific data and documented research.
Like other types of doctors, chiropractors meet stringent licensing
requirements, follow a strict code of ethics, and are approved by
Chiropractic is scientific. Specific technique protocols are used to
locate malfunctioning areas of the spine. As sophisticated diagnostic
equipment becomes more available, researchers are affirming what
chiropractic doctors have known all along— chiropractic works!
With today's high-tech diagnostic imaging, chiropractic results are becoming more scientific and precise every day.
Like regular eye examinations, many patients decide to continue with
some form of regular preventive or wellness chiropractic care.
Chiropractic adjustments make sense. Like lifting a heavy rock off your
toe, most patients report their chiropractic adjustments feel good.
When the bones of the spine return to a more normal motion and
position, nervous system function can be restored, symptoms relieved,
and the natural healing process can proceed.
Chiropractic is safe. Safer than back surgery, muscle relaxers, aspirin
or ibuprofen. Even newborns and children can receive chiropractic care.
Continue as long as you want. Like regular dental checkups, once
patients experience the value of chiropractic, many choose to continue.
How long you decide to benefit from chiropractic care is always up to
The truth is, chiropractic is a conservative, drug-free approach to
better health that has helped millions of people since 1895.
Find out for yourself!
Because of philosophical differences, misunderstandings and economic
competition, countless myths have circulated about chiropractic.
Chiropractic doctors are well educated. Based on contemporary research
findings, improved technology and educational standards, more people
are choosing chiropractic care every day.
Find out if conservative chiropractic care is appropriate for your specific health care needs or goals.
Chiropractic is so safe, even newborns receive adjustments.
Chiropractors are experts in the care of the bones, nerves, muscles and
connective tissues that make up about 60% of your body. All of the
joints in your body are part of this musculo-skeletal system and its
optimal function is necessary for overall good health. Ask your Doctor
of Chiropractic for more information about a care program that may
include specific spinal adjustments, exercise recommendations,
nutritional advice or other conservative methods of care based on your
health history, age, current condition and lifestyle.
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