One of the main reason we spend so much time doing community outreach for our office is because of the myths listed here. There is a lot of misinformation or just lack of understanding about how chiropractic care is supposed to work.
In addition, not all chiropractors practice with the same approach or philosophy, which can leave the average new patient believing that one bad experience with a chiropractor will mean the same bad experience over and over again.
Let’s cover some of the common myths with which new patients enter our office.
You Have To Go For The Rest Of Your Life
This seems to be the most common myth. Chiropractic is healthy for you, so yes, it makes sense to do it “forever.” The same way it makes sense to eat healthy, exercise, and get adequate sleep for the rest of your life. Things that are good for you should be done on a consistent basis if you expect to see the real benefits.
We promise to never show up to your house and make you get adjusted. Many patients choose to do wellness care, but not all of them. We accept patients wherever they’re at, and not all patients want to do long term chiropractic care.
Chiropractic Adjustments Hurt
I know it may be hard to believe as a new patient, but most of our patients love to get adjusted. It’s truly not a “no pain, no gain” situation.
In many cases, new patients are already in a lot of pain. Even touching the area will increase pain, so having any treatment done at all may increase the pain while we have to touch the area. The adjustment itself should be totally comfortable, and most patients report relief of symptoms after the first adjustment.
Health Insurance Doesn’t Cover Chiropractic Care
At CORE Chiropractic, we do accept most health insurance plans. We are providers for all of the major plans. Every company has a plan that at least some chiropractic care. How much they cover can vary greatly from plan to plan.
We will actually call your insurance plan and find out your benefits. Once we know your benefits and your condition, we’ll lay out a treatment plan and tell you any and all costs associated with completing the plan as we’ve written it.
These three myths alone seem to prevent many patients from finding out if chiropractic care can help them. All of these can be overcome with a consultation, which we are happy to do at no charge in our office.
During that consultation, we’ll be able to determine if you have a condition that will likely respond to chiropractic care, we’ll check your benefits, and determine the course of care that will be the most comfortable while yielding the best possible results.