Chiropractic is a definitively useful way to manage and relieve pain, improve alignment, and achieve overall health and wellness. No matter your reasons for getting chiropractic adjustments, they’re sure to make you feel better and live a better life!

However, many people have an inherent fear of going to the chiropractor for a variety of reasons. Because it’s relatively new to the mainstream world of medicine, chiropractic is often misunderstood—and with that comes a bevy of myths.

In this blog, the Victorville chiropractors at Desert Cities Chiropractic will help bust some of the most common myths about chiropractors and the chiropractic world. With these myths out of the way, you’ll be able to have a comfortable experience at the chiropractor and receive all of its health benefits!

It’s going to hurt.

If you watch chiropractic work being performed in a video, it would make sense that you might think it would be a painful experience to adjust your body back into alignment. This just isn’t the case—in fact, misalignments in the body will cause a great deal of pain and discomfort in your everyday life, and chiropractic is designed to relieve that pain and discomfort. Chiropractic care is painless, and because chiropractors take thorough records of your medical history and injuries, they’ll always be able to avoid sensitive spots and make sure they’re doing the right adjustments for your body, your age, and your needs.

Your first time at the chiropractor might make you feel uncomfortable, and there’s a certain amount of physical pressure that comes with making manual adjustments to the body. However, that pressure leads to immediate relief for most patients, and helps them avoid aches and pains in the short- and long-term!

It’s going to be awkward.

This is one of the most common misconceptions about going to the chiropractor, and one of the most outrageous ones as well! One of the main jobs of a chiropractor is to make you feel comfortable throughout your entire experience. They’re warm, friendly, and have a keen listening ear. If you’re uncomfortable with a certain position or adjustment, they can find ways to make you more comfortable while still ensuring you get all the chiropractic benefits possible during your session.

It’s going to cost a lot of money.

Not necessarily. Most medical treatments aren’t cheap, but a large majority of health insurance companies are able to chiropractic care under basic plans, for recovery or preventative purposes. Keep in mind that regular chiropractic adjustments can help you avoid injuries and health problems that can cost you money down the road, so the value is excellent in the long run!

Choose Your Victorville Chiropractor

Now that you’re aware of the most common myths surrounding chiropractic, what’s stopping you? It’s time to book your first session and discover the benefits of regular manual adjustments! If you’re nervous, that’s okay—the team at Desert Cities is here to make you as comfortable as possible. Get started with us today!