Whether you know of someone who had an awful chiropractic experience or you have been warned against chiropractic care in the past, we’re here to set the record straight. While there are many misconceptions about chiropractic care, today, we're going to debunk the top 3 chiropractic myths once and for all.
Myth 1: Chiropractors don’t use the appropriate diagnostic tools
Most patients are often surprised to see chiropractors using ultrasound and x-ray machines to determine the underlying causes. These tools help chiropractors get a better look at ligaments and bones so that they can offer a tailored treatment plan for each patient.
They also carry out numerous functional tests to determine how your body parts like the neck move. In turn, this provides valuable insight into where you experience pain and why. Once all this information is gathered, chiropractors give an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan to address both the discomfort and the underlying causes.
Myth 2: Chiropractors are fake doctors
This myth is a common one and among our favourites to debunk. Did you know that you need to carry out a competitive five year university double degree programme to become a chiropractor? Once you graduate, you have to pass a state exam before you can practice.
Myth 3: Chiropractors only crack your neck or back
One of the many tools and methods a chiropractor uses is the traditional therapy that results in the back cracks you hear. While adjusting the back and spine is a huge part of what chiropractors do, it’s not the only therapy on offer. There is a wide range of adjustment techniques and sof tissue techniques available to ease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.
Are you curious about chiropractic care? Contact Melville Wellness Centre today
Here at Melville Wellness Centre, we offer podiatry and massage services as well as chiropractic care in Perth. If you need back pain treatment, migraine treatment or headache treatment, we can help. To discuss chiropractic care in more detail, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our professional and friendly team at Melville Wellness Centre.