How to Explain Chiropractic Care to Your Friends

If you’re among the 22 million Americans that visit a chiropractor each year, you may get the craziest questions from your friends and peers. You may have heard questions like, “You go to a chiropractor? Does that even work? Does it hurt? Is it safe?”

Here are some quick talking points that will help you explain chiropractic care to your friends. 

What is a Chiropractor? 

Chiropractors are non-surgical spine specialists that improve the health and wellness of the spine. Chiropractic care ensures that joints are properly aligned and can move through their full range of motion while reducing pain, inflammation, tension, and more. Properly aligned joints help balance supportive muscles, soft tissues, and ligaments. 

Does Chiropractic Care Hurt? 

Most patients say that joint manipulation feels good. While there is an audible popping sound, this sound is the release of gas between joints. Cracking your knuckles is the easiest way to replicate the effect. The reason you can’t crack your knuckles more than once is that it takes around 30 minutes for gas to build up again between your joints. 

Is Chiropractic Care Safe? 

Every healthcare treatment has risks and benefits, and chiropractic care is no exception. Each year at least 1.5 million Americans are injured, sickened, or killed by errors in the prescribing or dispensing of medication.  Spinal surgery has a risk of death of 1,800 per million. While chiropractic care involves some risk, the low risk associated with this type of treatment has resulted in the lowest malpractice insurance premiums for chiropractic doctors. 

The Benefits of Chiropractic Care 

Chiropractic care is used to treat injuries, sprains, strains, and medical conditions such as headaches, arthritis, scoliosis, herniated discs, and more. It provides benefits such as:

  • Alleviates pain
  • Improve blood circulation 
  • Reduce tension 
  • Reduce inflammation 
  • Improve organ function 
  • Prevent chronic pain 
  • Reduce stiffness 
  • Improve lost range of motion and flexibility 

Finding Chiropractic Care in Athens and Loganville

Dr. Giles and Dr. Morgan have been providing chiropractic care for over 25 years. With a patient-focused approach, they create treatment plans that target each patient’s symptoms and conditions to alleviate pain, reduce tension, and help patients on the path to recovery. 

Are you looking for chiropractic care in Athens or Loganville? Call our Athens office today at (706) 543-2584 or our Loganville office at (770) 687-2655 to get started.

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