Chiropractic is an alternative that focuses on a natural and non-invasive form of healing.
Chiropractic services have proven to be safe and effective on a range of health conditions while improving general health.
If a person is suffering from back pain, acute neck pain, or headaches, you may find most of the recommendations suggest going to a Chiropractor.
While spinal adjustments (spinal corrections) is becoming increasingly popular, especially on social media, may misconceptions about Chiropractic still exist.
We’re here to debunk these common Chiropractic myths – keep on reading!
Top 4 Chiropractic Facts and Myths to Stay Informed
Myth #1 Chiropractic professionals are not 'real' doctors.
FACT: CHIROPRACTORS HAVE TO UNDERGO FORMAL TRAINING AND CLINICAL INTERNSHIPS TO BECOME A QUALIFIED HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL.
There are still a fraction of people who are uncertain about the training and qualifications of Chiropractors.
Some may worry that an uneducated, semi-trained individual will be correcting their spine and joints. Rest assured, this is not the case.
Chiropractors are required to earn a Doctor of Chiropractic degree (DC) and must pass exams before getting their license. In Singapore, most Chiropractors are expected to have four or more years of overseas university or postgraduate studies.
Basic sciences such as anatomy, physiology, neurology, pathology and pharmacology made up the foundation of DC students, along with 1 to 2 years of clinical internship and rotations to complete their training.
Myth #2 Chiropractic care is only for back pain.
FACT: CHIROPRACTIC CARE INVOLVES EXCELLENT NON-INVASIVE ADJUSTMENTS TO ALLEVIATE PROBLEMS RELATED TO THE NERVOUS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM.
According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), more than 35 million adults and children receive Chiropractic care each year.
While Chiropractic services are widely known for back pain, in reality, Chiropractic can manage various health conditions.
In addition to back and neck pain, Chiropractic has been shown to relieve acute and chronic pain, fatigue, chronic gastrointestinal infections, autoimmune disorders, diabetes and headaches.
Pregnant women can also pursue Chiropractic therapy for pregnancy-related issues.
You don’t need a particular reason to see a Chiropractor either – Chiropractic care can improve a person’s overall immune system!
Chiropractic has such a significant effect on one’s body because these spinal adjustments target the entire body. Your nervous system (brain, spinal cord, and nerves) is the central communication to your body’s normal functioning.
Spinal adjustments can improve your nervous system by removing nerve interference, resulting in alleviating your body’s pain.
In fact, most of our patients report immediate pain relief within the first 2 weeks!
Myth #3 Chiropractic adjustment is not safe.
FACT: THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS ENDORSES CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS (CHIROPRACTIC CORRECTIONS) AS THE FIRST-LINE FOR VARIOUS BODY AILMENTS BEFORE RESORTING TO PAIN MEDICATION.
People tend to assume that Chiropractic care may have the potential to cause damage to their spinal cord.
However, the truth is Chiropractic care has extremely low risk and is a safer alternative over surgery, steroids and pain medications. Research shows Nurofen (ibuprofen) can be up to 100x times more dangerous!
Furthermore, Chiropractic care is more than just the adjustment of bones. It involves looking at the human body as a whole, with extra focus given to the spine and neck.
Spinal health is a priority as it connects all our body systems from our brain to the bottom of our feet via nerves.
When these nerve signals are blocked (Subluxation), it results in pain to other parts of your body and other major issues, all of which can negatively influence your quality of life.
Chiropractic adjustments remove these Subluxations so your brain can send healing messages to all body parts. Other Chiropractic methods involve lifestyle changes and rehabilitative exercises to support healing and prevent relapse.
This holistic approach allows us to deliver quicker results with minimal pain or complications, with results that last longer!
#4 Chiropractic is only for adults
FACT: THE ACA HAS CONFIRMED THAT CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS ARE OVERWHELMINGLY SAFE IN INFANTS AND CHILDREN WHEN EVIDENCE-BASED GUIDELINES ARE FOLLOWED.
Many parents often think Chiropractic care is unnecessary or even dangerous for their children. This is a false perception as we can trace Chiropractic care for children from as early as 1910. Techniques used for babies and children are different from adults and use far less pressure.
Chiropractic care is effective preventative care for children to establish healthy habits and limit any spinal issues from developing in adulthood. It can also help reduce stress and anxiety, increase energy, and improve sleep quality.
For children active in sports or engaging in activities where they can get injured easily, Chiropractic can be used as a tool for both prevention and recovery.
Manage your spinal pain, headaches or neck pain with Vitality Chiropractic Centres!
Finding solutions for your health should not be difficult.
Vitality Chiropractic Centres is the first Upper Cervical Chiropractic Specialist in Singapore. We specialise in managing health conditions associated with the upper neck, nipping your problem right at the source.
This allows us to determine the most precise adjustments for minimal discomfort and maximum results.
We believe you are ALWAYS better without Subluxation, even if your headaches dizziness or neck aches aren’t that severe yet.
With the proper management of your health, you get to enjoy your daily life without the pain or hassle anymore!
Let us help you take your life back.
Shaan Rai (Chiropractic, Singapore)
Shaan (UK) is based in Singapore. He is a GCC registered Singapore Chiropractor, completing a 5 year course at AECC, attaining his Masters in Chiropractic. His career has been specialised in neurological cases, such as migraines and vertigo. He is the Chairman for Outreach and Charity for Alliance of Chiropractic (AoC) and is a founder of Vitality Chiropractic Singapore and the NeuroPro method, combining Upper Cervical techniques with Functional Neurology Rehab.