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Chiropractic Myths

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Conventional Wisdom…

If everybody believes something, it’s probably wrong. We call that Conventional Wisdom. Conventional wisdom that has mass acceptance is usually contrived: somebody paid for it.


  • Pharmaceuticals restore health
  • Vaccination brings immunity
  • The cure for cancer is just around the corner
  • When a child is sick, he needs immediate antibiotics
  • Hospitals are safe and clean
  • America has the best health care in the world
  • Americans have the best health in the world
  • Milk is a good source of calcium
  • Aspirin prevents heart attacks
  • Heart drugs improve the heart
  • Back and neck pain are the only reasons for spinal adjustment
  • The purpose of the health care industry is health
  • No child can get into school without vaccinations
  • The FDA thoroughly tests all drugs before they go on the market
  • When your child is diagnosed with an ear infection, antibiotics should be given immediately “just in case”
  • Without vaccines, infections diseases would return
  • Soy is our healthiest source of protein
  • After we take out your gallbladder you can eat anything you want
  • Vaccines are safe now that all the mercury has been removed

All of the above statements are MYTHS! Fortunes have been spent to slam and re-slam them into the public’s hard disk. Each can easily be proven false with just a little research, provided the student is determined to go where the data may lead.

Common Questions & Myths About Chiropractic

“Once you go to a chiropractor you always have to go for the rest of your life.” or… “I hear people get addicted to it.”

People do get addicted to feeling better than they have in a long, long time. Will you be going to a dentist, or your medical doctor or optometrist the rest of your life? How long should you exercise or eat right? These are just healthy lifestyle choices. Many people recognize the value of having a nervous system free of interference and choose regular adjustments to keep it that way.

“Why do I need to come in so often?”

We are doing something physical to change your body physically.  Two things are required for that: enough frequency over along enough time, just like getting in shape to run a marathon.  It doesn’t matter how out of shape you are.  If you work out frequently enough over a long period of time you can get into shape to run a marathon.

“Is is going to hurt?”

There are many techniques in chiropractic.  Sometimes people go through retracing, which can be uncomfortable but is a wonderful sign because it is the body getting rid of old traumas from the past, allowing for a more complete healing.  We use gently diversified manipulations that should not hurt.

"Chiropractic is dangerous.”

Studies show that there is a very little risk with the chiropractic adjustment.  Statistically, it is more of a risk to take 2 Advil a day for 2 weeks than to get adjusted.

“If I can crack my own back, why do I need a chiropractor?”

There is a big difference between cracking your own back and having a specific spinal adjustment.  When someone feels they need to crack their own spine it is a sign that things aren’t working right.  When you crack your back, if you don’t mess it up, it will generally feel better but main subluxations can’t be gotten yourself.  So a few hours later you feel the need to do it again.  All this self cracking creates loosens the joints that can lead to degeneration.  The main subluxations will still be there, creating havoc with your nervous system.

What is a subluxation?

In simplest terms, a subluxation is when one or more of the bones of your spine move out of place and create pressure on, or irritate spinal nerves. This pressure of irritation on the nerves then causes a change in the signals traveling over those nerves. Therefore, the area where the signal ends up will not function the way the brain intends.

All the above statements are MYTHS! Fortunes have been spent to slam and re-slam them into the public’s hard disk. Each can easily be proven false with just a little research, provided the student is determined to go where the data may lead.

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