Myths & Facts about Chiropractic Care

Myths & Facts About Chiropractic Care

As a family chiropractor in Overland Park, KS, specializing in gentle specific chiropractic care, I often encounter misconceptions about what chiropractic entails and its benefits. Let’s address some common myths and provide evidence-based facts to help you make informed decisions about your health.

Myth: Chiropractic Adjustments Are Painful

Fact: Chiropractic adjustments are typically gentle and non-invasive. The popping sound you might hear during an adjustment is simply the release of gas bubbles between joints, not bones cracking. Many patients find adjustments relieving and experience immediate pain relief. In fact, chiropractic adjustments cause the body to release endorphins, like dopamine, that naturally make a person happier. These endorphins are released in everyday activities, like working out or laughing, and are a drug-free way to improve mood and the quality of life.

Myth: Chiropractic Care Is Only for Back Pain

Fact: While chiropractors are known for treating back pain, we can address a wide range of musculoskeletal issues. From neck pain to headaches, sports injuries, and even digestive problems and fertility challenges, chiropractic care aims to restore proper alignment and function to the spine, which can positively impact all systems of the body and your overall health.

Myth: Chiropractic Care Is Not Scientifically Proven

Fact: Numerous studies support the effectiveness of chiropractic care for various conditions. For instance, research published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics has shown chiropractic treatments to be effective in managing low back pain and improving function. Chiropractors undergo rigorous training and education to provide evidence-based care.

Myth: Once You Start Chiropractic Care, You Have to Keep Going Forever

Fact: The frequency and duration of chiropractic care depends on the individual and their specific condition. While most patients benefit from ongoing maintenance care to prevent future issues, others may require only short-term treatment. In our office, we create a personalized treatment plan based on your needs and goals.

Myth: Chiropractors Aren’t Real Doctors

Fact: Chiropractors are licensed healthcare professionals who undergo extensive education and training. In addition to completing a Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree, we must pass national board exams and fulfill continuing education requirements to maintain our licensure. Chiropractors are trained to diagnose, treat, and manage various musculoskeletal conditions.

Myth: Chiropractic Adjustments Are Risky

Fact: Chiropractic adjustments are generally safe when performed by a licensed and experienced chiropractor. Serious complications are rare, and chiropractic care is considered safer than many other medical interventions for conditions like neck and back pain. Our nearly 300 five star Google reviews speak volumes to the level of care we provide in our Overland Park chiropractor office.

At Grabouski Chiropractic, we prioritize your health and well-being through personalized, gentle prone specific chiropractic care. Whether you’re seeking relief from pain or improving your overall wellness, we’re here to debunk myths, provide factual information, and help you achieve optimal health through chiropractic care.

Ready to experience the benefits of chiropractic care? Contact us today to schedule your consultation and discover how we can support your family’s health journey.

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"I am so happy to write a review for Dr. Grabouski and his staff, McKenna and Jordan. The office is space is clean and I am always greeted with a smile and by name. I look forward to going. The really make me feel special - like they want to know me and want to help me. The chiropractic work from Dr. Grabouski has been so helpful. I saw improvements as soon as my second visit. Dr. Grabouski is so kind and always happy to see me. I cannot say enough good things about this office and the work they have done for me. No wonder this office has so many wonderful 5-star reviews! Thank you for all you have done for me."

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"I don't even know where to start! Dr. Grabouski and his staff are AMAZING. As soon as you walk in the door, you are greeted by Jordan and McKenna, who are professional and warm. They seem to know every patient by name and stay on top of everything even when the office is full.."

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"Justin has a serious gift for adjusting people’s bodies. He helped me through my recovery from an injury and aligned my low back to near-perfect after two short months. Not to mention he and his staff are so kind and accommodating — highly recommend!!"

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