5 Myths about Chiropractors

5 Myths about Chiropractors

Chiropractic Adjustment in Shawnee KS

So you have some back pain, and you’ve had it for years. You’ve tried it all – over-the-counter pain meds, prescription drugs, yoga, physical therapy – but you can’t seem to get rid of that nagging and uncomfortable pain! But have you seen a chiropractor in Mission, KS yet? Chiropractic care has proven to be an extremely effective remedy for back pain. However, there are many misconceptions that have been made about chiropractors that prevent people from seeing one. If you're one of the skeptics, we're here as a Mission chiropractic center to break down 5 myths about chiropractor’s for you.

Myth 1. Getting Adjusted Hurts

If you’ve ever been to a chiropractor and you left in more pain than when you came in, then you saw the wrong chiropractor. Getting adjusted may feel intimidating and sound painful because of the noise, but there is nothing to be concerned about. Majority of patients at our Mission chiropractic center have reported feeling just the opposite - pain relief - after a visit!

Myth 2. Chiropractors are Just “Back Crackers”

While chiropractors do in fact “crack backs,” we do more than just relieve back pain. Surprise! At Hammond, we are also a sports injuries chiropractor in Mission, KS and even offer cryo therapy in Mission, KS.

Myth 3. Chiropractors are Not Real Doctors

Many people believe chiropractors are less qualified than medical doctors, but what they don’t know is the amount of schooling and experience it takes to become a licensed chiropractor. To receive a Doctors of Chiropractic, one must complete anywhere between 6-8 years of higher education, which happens to be just as much as many medical doctors. Who said doctors have to work in a hospital and wear scrubs or a white coat every day to practice?

Myth 4. Chiropractic Care is Only For Adults

Wrong! A chiropractor in Mission, KS, like at Hammond Chiropractic, can treat anyone, whether that be a newborn or a 99-year old. Many children benefit very much from chiropractic care, and it has even proven to help infants with colic.

Myth 5. It’s Expensive

Compared to your typical doctor’s office visit, a visit to a Mission chiropractic center is actually less expensive. Additionally, many chiropractic centers accept most forms of insurance. Plus, you won't even receive a prescription afterward that would add to the cost like a doctor’s visit would!


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Hammond Chiropractic Center
10610 Shawnee Mission Parkway #210
Shawnee, KS 66203
(913) 248-9500