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Debunk Myths on Chiropractic Care

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Cox Chiropractic Clinic in Charlottesville, VA Debunks Myths on Chiropractic Care

Throughout the years, various untrue myths have circulated about chiropractic care. These myths, unfortunately, have swayed some potential patients away from many benefits of the chiropractic care. A careful analysis of these myths, though, clearly debunks them, providing clarity on the efficacy and clinical usefulness of treatment by a licensed and Board - Certified Chiropractor.

Myth #1 - Chiropractic Care is Not Safe

This myth is false. Chiropractic care has been proven to be extremely safe in numerous studies. Chiropractic care is non-invasive unlike spinal surgery or neck surgery and therefore without the risks of post-op complications like infections. Chiropractic care is also natural and without the toxic side effects of medications such as steroids, opioids or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications.

Myth #2 - Chiropractic Treatment is More Expensive than Treatment Initiated by a Medical Doctor

This myth is also false. For example, when care of lower back pain is initiated with a chiropractor, the cost has been shown by studies to be 20% less expensive than care initiated by a medical doctor.

Myth #3 - Chiropractors are Not Really Doctors

This myth is not true. Though they are not medical doctors, chiropractors are licensed health care practitioners who have earned a Doctor of Chiropractic degree. To become licensed by their state boards, a chiropractor must have first completed 4 years of undergraduate study (usually science-based studies) resulting in a bachelor’s degree. After this, another 3 to 4 years of education and training at an accredited Chiropractic College are required before taking the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners licensing exam.

Call our Cox Chiropractic Clinic in Charlottesville, VA and Make an Appointment 

Call us today at 434-293-6165 for an appointment with Dr. Wayne Fusco, DC or Dr. Douglas Cox, DC at Cox Chiropractic Clinic. Our clinic is conveniently located at 1006 East Market Street Charlottesville, VA 22902. We provide a full spectrum of chiropractic and other services to treat all types of chronic and accident related pain including chiropractic adjustments, physical therapeutics, postural and gait analysis, heat therapy, and acupuncture.


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