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Debunking Common Chiropractic Myths

Although chiropractic care is becoming increasingly popular across the globe, many still tend to believe that this non-invasive treatment has underlying risks that can be dangerous to their health. Like most other medical treatments, chiropractic care is also tied with several myths and misconceptions tied to the subject. Lucky for you, we’re here to debunk some of the most common chiropractic myths so that you can make more informed decisions about your health:

Myth #1: Chiropractic Care Is For Life Time

This is one of the most common concerns our patients have when they visit Atlant Health in NYC. They worry that their bodies can forget how to correctly maintain alignment and might require permanent chiropractic care. Some even think of this as addictive, which is why they try to stay away.

Let’s talk facts. If you have a spinal problem, yes, you might require regular appointments initially, but that’s all. This doesn’t mean you need to continue with chiropractor care permanently and can stop whenever you feel better. However, some of our patients due come in for monthly appointments as misalignments can occur at any time and timely treatment ensure better results.

Myth #2: Chiropractic Is Costly

Another common myth that we come across is that chiropractic care is extremely expensive and is considered a “luxurious” medical treatment. However, we’re happy to tell you that this is nothing but a myth. Chiropractic care is a lifelong investment that ensures optimal health. Being a non-invasive treatment, means you don’t have to worry about spending on surgeries, medications, and aftercare.

Chiropractic care is based on focusing on the root cause of the pain, instead of short-term pain relief. At Atlant Health, we cater to a wide client base across NYC, offering affordable rates and top-notch services.

Myth #3: Chiropractors Are Not Real Doctors

When it comes to chiropractic care, many are still skeptical about the qualification and training levels that chiropractors have. They tend to worry that an in-experienced and under-qualified person will be applying unnecessary pressure on their spine, leading to worsened pain. We’re here to gladly dispel this myth. Yes, that’s right. The federal law along with the Department of Health and Human Services recognize chiropractors as doctors.

Every Chiropractor is required to first, pass a board exam and then earn a practicing license, just like in the case of any other doctor. This license needs to be constantly updated, which is why the chiropractor continues to learn and train. In terms of college education, Chiropractors to be a graduate from a nationally accredited institution. While in graduate school, Chiropractors are required to take some of the same courses all medical students choose. This is why you can rest assured, our certified and experienced Chiropractor at Atlant Health can correctly diagnose your problems and offer the right treatment. He’s helped several patients across the region to their lives and spines back on track!

Myth #4: Adjustments Are Extremely Painful

We won’t deny that some adjustments can be slightly uncomfortable, but they aren’t painful. Many see videos of chiropractic care online and worry that the cracking sound means a great deal of pain. But, these noises aren’t a sign of pain. This usually occurs due to the gas and air that’s moving through the fluid in the joints. During stretching and manipulation of joints, these air bubbles are released. Think of the sound when you’re cracking your knuckles. Sounds painful, but it isn’t. Instead, you can expect immediate pain relief after adjustments.

Another thing to note is that you might also feel a little sore (similar to post-workout feelings), but the pain relief will make everything so worth it. Our new patients are always surprised about how great a chiropractic adjustment can make them feel.

At Atlant Health, we ensure to be extra careful and gentle with our patents so that all sort of discomfort is reduced.

Myth #5: Chiropractic Care Is Unsafe.

Let’s face it, medical procedures tend to carry some sort of risk. In the case of chiropractor care, you can rest assured the risk factor is very low. In fact, this is one of the safest and most effective treatments for pain. The only side effect that some tend to experience is a soreness, which only lasts for a few days. Chiropractic care is completely a safe and procedure for pain relief and promotes overall wellness. Some still tend to worry about the safety of this treatment due to the fact that only some rare cases result in strokes. This is mainly due to aggressive manipulation. This is why we recommend doing thorough research before choosing your chiropractor. Make sure they meet the medical standards and take your time to speak to their current or past patients for extra surety. At Atlant Health we take pride in our large patient base, all of which have experienced positive treatment.

Myth # 6: Chiropractors Only Treat Back Pain

Although chiropractic commonly treats acute or chronic back pain, it also offers a range of other health benefits. From headaches, sports injuries, fatigue, stress, anxiety, poor sleep quality, sciatica pain treatment, digestive issues to muscle pain, joint pain, and posture correction, chiropractic care can help with all. Book a consultation with our experienced and renowned Dr. Aleksander Kanevsky to find the right treatment for you!

Choosing a chiropractor can be challenging, considering there are so many options available. At Atlant Health, we take pride in our unmatched services and proven results. We’ve helped several people across the region and are known for our professionalism, dedication and friendly service. Whether you’re looking for effective back pain treatment, neck pain, headache treatment, sciatica pain treatment, or sports injuries in NYC, we’re your go-to place!

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Article by Aleksander Kanevsky, DC, CFMP

At New York City Chiropractic and Functional Medicine Center, Dr. Aleksander Kanevsky provides Chiropractic Care, Bioenergetic Medicine, Functional Medicine and Nutrition. Dr. Kanevsky demonstrates why this type of integrative care is an essential addition to a health care practice. He helps people to achieve quality of life and highest expression of health.

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