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Chiropractic Myth vs. Fact

Myth: A chiropractor cracks my back.

Fact: A chiropractor performs an adjustment. The adjustment can create a popping noise which is a gas bubble being released when two joints are separated.

Myth: Putting so much pressure on my spine is dangerous.

Fact: An adjustment is a precise procedure by a licensed chiropractor involving skill, positioning, timing and speed - not force. It is a drug-free, non-invasive approach to neck and back pain and is considered a low-risk therapy.

Myth: Cracking joints cause arthritis.

Fact: Quite the opposite. An adjustment increases mobility of joints and reduces pressure on joints, muscles and nerves. An adjustment also allows the spine to return to a natural position.

Myth: Chiropractic treatment is not safe for children.

Fact: Chiropractic treatment is adapted to each individual. Children can suffer from back pain, neck pain, stiffness and discomfort, just like adults. Children definitely can benefit from this type of therapy, since they are very active and typically experience many different types of falls and blows in the course of everyday life.

Myth: Adjustments will make my spine too loose.

Fact: Adjustments concentrate on spinal joints that have impaired range of motion.

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