While many people suffering from injuries are aware of the potential benefits of chiropractic care, many others are wary of visiting a chiropractor because of the numerous misconceptions and rumors that constantly go around about this type of treatment. The following are a few of the most common myths about chiropractors and why they should not stand in the way of exploring chiropractic care for your injuries.
While chiropractors do not attend traditional medical school, they do attend their own rigorous educational program that results in a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.) degree. Chiropractic students are in school for years, must complete a residency, must pass state board examinations in addition to four different national board exams, and must be qualified to receive their professional license. Therefore, chiropractors are thoroughly trained before they can enter their own practice. It is important to remember that healthcare professionals such as dentists, optometrists, and podiatrists do not attend traditional medical school, either, and are widely trusted.
In the 1970s and decades before, the medical profession engaged in a war against chiropractors, claiming associating with chiropractors was unethical for medical doctors. However, many decades have passed since then and the view of the American Medical Association (AMA) regarding chiropractors has significantly changed. In fact, courts even ruled that past opposition to be an AMA conspiracy to effectively eliminate the competition of the chiropractic profession. Doctors may now freely refer patients to chiropractors if they believe it is in the patient’s best interest.
While some people do continually visit a chiropractor throughout their lives to promote neuromusculoskeletal health, many people benefit from visiting a chiropractor for a short time to treat a specific injury. However, while continuing chiropractic care in the long-term is never required, it can be compared to regularly visiting a dentist to promote dental health. Ultimately, though, the decision is all yours.
If you have sustained injuries in an accident and are considering chiropractic care, you may be entitled to compensation for the costs of your treatment from the party responsible for your accident. At the Ladah Law Firm, PLLC in Las Vegas, our personal injury lawyers understand that chiropractic care can help injured victims, so please call today for a free consultation at (702) 252-0055.