Each year in the United States, over 35 million people receive chiropractic care. And 77% have described their treatment as “very effective.”
This medical specialty focuses on the alignment of your joints through non-invasive treatments, such as gentle adjustments of your spine. Chiropractic care can address your musculoskeletal health and support the health of your nervous systems and internal organs.
Our team of expert medical providers at Arundel Medical Group, Inc., located in Glen Burnie, Maryland, provides chiropractic care for adults seeking benefits from reduced pain to bolster well-being.
If you’ve thought about chiropractic care but aren’t quite sure if it’s ideal for you, read on. Here, we set three common myths about chiropractic treatments straight.
Myth: Chiropractic care is only for back pain
Chiropractic treatments can be a powerful tool for treating and preventing chronic back pain, but that’s far from the only benefit. At our office, we provide chiropractic care for a broad range of issues beyond back pain, such as:
- Digestive issues
- Herniated discs
- Joint pain and stiffness
- Mobility problems
- Muscle spasms
- Musculoskeletal injuries
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Sleep problems
Your overall health can also benefit from chiropractic care. And some people choose it for general well-being.
Myth: Chiropractic care is dangerous
You may have seen someone getting their back “cracked” in a movie or TV show and wondered about the safety of treatment. In reality, chiropractic treatments are safe and helpful for most people, as long as the treatment is provided by a qualified professional and your medical history and health needs are taken into account. Chiropractic care is even safe for most pregnant people.
Myth: Chiropractors aren’t “real” doctors
While the training is different for chiropractors versus, say, family physicians and surgeons, it's similarly rigorous and extensive. In the United States, chiropractic physicians must earn a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) and obtain a state license.
The education for accredited chiropractors involves a four-year doctoral graduate program, including over 4,000 hours of clinical, classroom, and laboratory internships. Chiropractors also need to pass several national board exams to get their licenses.
All of this helps ensure that you get the best quality care possible. And we’re proud to offer that care at Arundel Medical Group, Inc. Along with chiropractic care, we offer a range of primary care services and diagnostics. In short, we are a one-stop shop for your medical needs.
To learn more about chiropractic care, call our office or request an appointment via this website today.