Hippocrates is known as the father of modern medicine.
But what some people don’t know is that Hippocrates used food, exercise, and even spinal manipulation with his patients.
Doesn’t really sound like what we know as “modern medicine”.
So I think the real father of “modern medicine” was John D. Rockefeller.
He overhauled the medical schools in the early 1900s by phasing out natural methods, including chiropractic care, and replacing them with pharmaceutical drugs (source).
Needless to say, myths and misconceptions surrounding chiropractic care have some deep-seeded roots.
Maybe you’ve even heard some of these myths floating around, and it’s holding you back from receiving the care you need.
So let’s debunk a few of them:
I think we live in a culture that expects instant results. And when it comes to any pain we’re experiencing, we expect instant relief.
So this can make some people skeptical of visiting a chiropractor, because your care is often spread out over multiple sessions.
Some do see results right away.
But others see results after a series of sessions.
And sometimes, even if you do experience relief, it doesn’t mean the root cause of the issue has been repaired.
My job as a nervous system chiropractor is to make sure your nervous system is functioning optimally so that your body is able to heal itself.
This isn’t a quick fix.
Your chiropractor will typically generate a care plan for you, but healing depends on a number of factors, including the length of time you have experienced symptoms, your general health, your mobility, your job and daily activities, and your level of commitment to getting well.
It’s actually never too early for chiropractic care!
It’s even safe immediately following birth.
There are a lot of pressures and forces being exerted onto your baby during their journey into the world.
Any strain from potential birth trauma can impact your baby’s spinal growth and development, reducing the healthy function of their nervous system.
A 2021 study found babies with unexplained excessive crying (or colic) cried less after chiropractic care (source).
For kids, chiropractic care has been shown to boost energy levels, help symptoms related to ADHD, and reduce stress or anxiety.
A 2018 study found kids who saw a chiropractor for general wellness reported feeling less depressed and anxious (source).
You can read more about the benefits to pediatric chiropractic care in this blog post.
And check out this post to see what chiropractic care would typically look like for a baby.
I know it may be frustrating when you find out that some chiropractors don’t take insurance. And you automatically think about the out of pocket expense.
But honestly, you’d probably pay the same amount whether you had insurance or not.
If you do have chiropractic coverage, see if your chiropractor will provide you with the necessary documentation to get reimbursed, if you’re willing to file yourself.
You can read even more on why I don’t take insurance in this blog post.
Chiropractic care can resolve a variety of symptoms, including back pain.
As a nervous system chiropractor, I support your nervous system in functioning optimally.
And your nervous system controls your overall function.
So this means, you could experience relief from symptoms like:
But you don’t even need to be experiencing any pain to receive benefits from chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care is also a highly effective at preventing and avoiding conditions or dysfunction down the road.
If you’ve been on the fence about visiting a chiropractor and are finally ready, come see us at Our Well House if you’re local to Dallas, TX. If you’re not, make sure to check out the nervous system chiropractor directory.