FAQs

Greenville Chriopractor

Chiropractic treatment still sees a lot of misconceptions in our country. For this reason, we get a lot of questions in our office and quite a few are extremely common. From time to time, we will post some of those questions and their answers in an attempt to help more people understand just how incredible chiropractic care can be!
1. Are Chiropractors Actually Doctors? Yes, chiropractors are indeed licensed doctors. A common misunderstanding is that chiropractors don’t have traditional medical training, but this simply isn’t true. In fact, chiropractors go to medical school just like any other practicing doctor and then they go through additional training and schooling to specialize in chiropractic care.
2. Isn’t Chiropractic Care Just Cracking Bones? Not exactly, no. While chiropractic care does have a focus in aligning the joints back to the way they should be, it isn’t “just cracking joints”. In fact, cracking any joints yourself can be rather dangerous. While everyone cracks their fingers and is normally okay, other joints such as those in your neck and back, are much less forgiving if something goes wrong. It is important to always visit a chiropractor if you feel like something in those sensitive areas need to pop.
3. I Heard It’s “Quack Medicine”, Is This True? Most definitely not. Chiropractic care is a non-invasive and non-medicated way of treating pain and other disorders. While it won’t help every issue that every person has, it has been shown through centuries to help millions of people who couldn’t find relief any other way. Just because it doesn’t use many of the more conventional (and expensive) methods of treatment doesn’t mean it isn’t safe and effective.
4. Do You Only Crack Necks And Backs? No. While back and neck alignments are what chiropractors are best known for, they can do anything that other doctors can do. They also tend to treat injuries like those from car accidents, sports, and other traumas in all parts of the body, including legs, arms, hands, and feet.
While there are many more questions that we could (and will) go over, these are the four most common. If you have additional questions, feel free to come into Wirth Chiropractic and ask them so that we can help to put your concerns to rest. After all, you never know how much better you’ll feel until after you have a spinal adjustment!