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Dispelling the Myths

"It took me months to get up the nerve to see a chiropractor. Now I can't believe I was so worried about it."

I was told I should see a chiropractor. What exactly are Chiropractors?

Chiropractors are doctors who practice the art of healing by adjusting, or manipulating, the spinal column. A healthy, well aligned spinal column moving with full range of motion allows the nerve system to perform properly, which is vital because it controls every function of your body. To be licensed, chiropractors must have completed three years of university followed by four years at a chiropractic college.

Does it hurt to get your spine adjusted?

Not at all. Chiropractic adjustments are comfortable and safe for the whole family, from infants to pregnant women and the elderly. For hundreds of thousands of people, visiting a chiropractor is just routine - like regular dental check-ups.

Do physicians recommend chiropractic care?

Most do, and many physicians are being treated by chiropractors themselves.

Chiropractic adjustments are comfortable and safe.

If I go to see a chiropractor, will I be expected to keep going?

That's entirely up to you. Some people only want to be treated for a specific pain or illness, and when the symptoms disappear they stop going. Others use chiropractic care to fully correct the underlying cause of the symptoms and to remain feeling really well. Like a car, your body has constant stress and wear, and it benefits from a 'tune-up'. However, which treatment approach you want is always your choice.

Doesn't it cost a fortune?

No. Many of the pain-killers and drugs you buy to treat pain and illness cost more than chiropractic care. Yet chiropractic care treats more than the symptoms of poor health, it treats the underlying cause. It also helps to restore and maintain good health - without using any drugs.

Maintaining a car costs about $6,000 a year. Chiropractic care costs a fraction of that.

Chiropractic care is safe, comfortable and benefits everyone -
including infants, the elderly and pregnant women.