3 Myths Debunked about Chiropractic
Chiropractic has been around for quite long time. Those who have experienced its goodness tell others about it and those others may consider taking this treatment. However, they may have many beliefs about this branch of medical science and they may feel hesitant. Here are some myths about chiropractic debunked.
Myth 1 – Chiropractors are Not Actually Doctors
Several people think that chiropractors are not actually doctors; but the fact is that they get an official degree of D.C. i.e. Doctorate of Chiropractic from a chiropractic college and are licensed as health care providers to run a chiropractic clinic in a number of countries across the world. Although the competition for getting an enrollment in a chiropractic institute is not as cutthroat as that in medical institutes, both the curricula are almost identical and extremely tough. Actually, chiropractic students have more hours of classroom studies than medical students. Chiropractic students also have to complete a residency where they have to work with real patients in a clinical setting. They are supervised during this by licensed chiropractic doctors. After they graduate, they need to pass four sets of national board exams along with board exams of the state where they look forward to practicing.
Myth 2 – Medical Doctors Hate Chiropractors
In the 1940s, chiropractic was strongly opposed by the American Medical Association. A doctor defamed chiropractors badly and tried to portray their negative picture to people. Even up to the late 70s and early 80s, the association intentionally conspired to destroy the chiropractic profession, and later was also found guilty and ordered to pay reimbursement to the chiropractic profession by the court of law.
However, now times have changed and most medical doctors’ opinion has changed too. Today many prominent studies are available that show the superiority of chiropractic in treating a lot of conditions and medical doctors have got a better understanding of what is actually done by chiropractors. So, medical doctors are now much happier to work with chiropractors than before.
Myth 3 – Once You Start a Chiropractic Treatment, You’ve to Take it for Lifetime
Although this assumption is not totally wrong, it’s only partially true. A patient only has to go to the chiropractor continually as long as s/he wishes to keep up the health of her/his neuromusculoskeletal system. Visiting a chiropractor is just like going to a medical doctor, a dentist, a gym or starting a healthy diet. As long as the patient continues it, s/he enjoys its health benefits.
Hopefully, this will clear your doubts about chiropractic if any and you’d happily receive the treatment.