As with most things in life (especially in this decade am I right), there will be those who agree with you, and those who really really disagree with you. Which is fine, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. However, a good rule of thumb is to be open-minded enough to at least hear what the other side has to say. What am I talking about? Get to the point? Okay here it is; even chiropractors face a lot of negativity from those who have certain ~*opinions*~ regarding our specialty.
There was a research article that was published last year about chiropractic care decreasing the need for opioids. Ever since I read this article this statistic stuck with me; people who saw a chiropractor were 64% less likely to use opioids than people who didn’t according to the journal Pain Medicine. 64%. Those are winning odds.
Why does it matter?
Let’s get right to the point today: there are SO many myths about the chiropractic field. I love my profession, but I don’t love the lack of education and the bad rep it can sometimes get. There are several myths, but these are three that just need to be addressed.
The spread of misinformation that has occurred actively contributes to preventing people who could benefit greatly from chiropractic care from getting the help they need and instead turning towards medication, drugs or surgery (treating the symptom not the problem) or staying in pain. So, let’s get into busting these myths.
Through the years we’ve met with a lot of patients, with a lot of different reasons for coming in to see us. However, over time some patterns have definitely stood out and led us to identifying the top five most common reasons for patients coming in. So why share this?
We love our patients, and we love treating them. However, ultimately we want you to be informed, and not in pain. Some things are preventable, some are not. For the preventable, we want you to know what to do (or what not to do) so that it doesn’t happen to you. For the unpreventable-because let’s face it, sometimes life just happens-we at least want you to know that we’re here for you.
Have you ever had an experience with a medical professional that made you seriously question if they actually went to medical school? I have, and it’s scary to say the least! There are also the ones that make you feel like a hamburger someone just ordered in the McDonald’s drive through; slapped together between two previously frozen and extremely standardized buns and out the window (or door, in your case, hopefully).
Simply having a degree and complying with the laws of the profession required to practice does not make a medical professional truly good at what they do. Us chiropractors are no exception.
They say to write what you know, so I want to tell you 5 things that separate a good chiropractor, from an average, or even bad one. However, I’d like to think these things apply to most medical professionals, and can help you evaluate most of your medical visits, and whether or not it’s a place you’d like to go back to! These are things a good chiropractor will always do.
Have you ever considered going to a chiropractor? Maybe you heard great things from a friend or family member but are a bit hesitant for one reason or another?
Dr. Josh and I got together to help put your mind at ease and teach you just how amazing chiropractic really is!