People tend to have very strong feelings about visiting a Chiropractic in Skokie. Some vehemently declare that they don’t “believe in it” and would never go. Others have either benefited from chiropractic care themselves or know someone who has. A few people admit that they just don’t know enough about it. Some concerns are heard over and over again. Addressing these common myths may be helpful to someone who could benefit from Chiropractic in Skokie.
Myth #1. Chiropractic Care is Painful
Most patients feel no pain but do experience relief after the adjustment.
Myth #2. Chiropractors aren’t Real Doctors
It’s understandable that someone would only want to entrust the care of their delicate spine and neck to a properly accredited doctor. A Doctor of Chiropractic must first have a four-year undergraduate degree, focusing on scientific studies. Next, a chiropractic student is required to complete a four to five-year program at an accredited chiropractic college. During this period, 4,200 study hours must be completed, combining clinical experience with time in the classroom and laboratory.
Myth #3. Chiropractic Care Costs Too Much
Chiropractic care is actually very cost-effective when compared to traditional medical care. Researchers examined data on 85,000 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Chicago patients over a two-year period. They found that treatment costs for chiropractic care for low back pain were 40% lower than the costs of traditional care.
Myth #4. Chiropractic Care is Only for Back Pain
Actually, only 46% of all visits to a chiropractor are for back pain. Other chiropractic treatments address neck and muscle issues, shoulder, hip, leg and foot problems, health maintenance or preventive care and a wide range of related issues.
Myth #5. There’s No Proof That Chiropractic Care Works
AV Med, a very large HMO, conducted a study of the first 100 patients receiving treatment at the Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Injury Centers. Of this number, 80 patients had received medical treatment with no result. The study revealed that chiropractic adjustments had successfully corrected the condition of the patients, none of the patients needed surgery, and none of them felt worse. Other studies have had similar findings.
Dr. Ryan Kirkpatrick offers personalized, comprehensive chiropractic services to patients in the Skokie area. If you’re suffering from back pain or related issues, contact the Chicago Chiropractic & Sports Injury Centers for an evaluation to determine if chiropractic treatment could help you.