During the course of therapy these findings are used to evaluate your overall recovery. At In Balance we encourage each patient to look beyond their symptoms, and achieve a better state of health by focusing on rebuilding their strength, flexibility, and balance. More than half of all Albertans have seen a Chiropractor.
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Myth: Chiropractors aren't real doctors.
Fact: Health care legislation recognizes Doctors of Chiropractic as doctors. Doctors of chiropractic (chiropractors) are recognized and regulated under the same Health Professions Act in Alberta as medical doctors, dentists and optometrists. Only specific health professionals are permitted to call themselves doctors. The Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors regulates the chiropractic profession in Alberta under the Health Professions Act and is committed to protection of the public, ensuring accountability and improving the health and well-being of all Albertans.
Myth: Chiropractors won’t tell you about the risks related to their treatment.
Fact: Chiropractors must inform each patient about the risks, costs and any alternative to treatment as part of their Standards of Practice. All health care practitioners including chiropractors are required to discuss their diagnosis, proposed treatment, any risks, all costs and where applicable options for treatment with each patient. As well, chiropractic Standards of Practice also require chiropractors to record that they have had this conversation on with each patient by having you sign an informed consent form stating you have been informed of all details of your treatment.
Myth: Once you see a chiropractor you have to keep going back.
Fact: Chiropractors provide a diagnosis and a treatment plan, but it is always your choice to go. Chiropractic is a process, not an event. Treatment for each person is determined based on their individual needs. Some patients feel better after one treatment, but many require a longer treatment plan to resolve the issue, which is not unlike needing to take a course of antibiotics when you have an infection.
Myth: You shouldn't let a chiropractor touch your neck.
Fact: There is peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary scientific evidence to support the safety and efficacy of chiropractic neck adjustments. Cervical spine manipulation (neck adjustment) is studied extensively to determine its safety and clinical effectiveness. Studies point to the fact that risk of serious adverse effects associated with neck adjustments are very low, making this form of treatment extremely safe.
Myth: The sound during an adjustment means something is being damaged.
Fact: The sound is the release of gas in the joint space, identical to the sound you hear when you crack your knuckles. Research has proven this is not harmful. During an adjustment the surfaces of a joint get separated, reducing the pressure in the joint cavity. Gas in the synovial fluid is released, forming a space. This space then collapses upon itself, resulting in a clicking sound. The effects of this process remain for a period of time, ranging from a few seconds to hours while gas is slowly reabsorbed. Research shows that chiropractic is an effective treatment for a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.
Myth: Chiropractic is only effective for back pain.
Fact: Chiropractors are experts in musculoskeletal care. Chiropractors receive specific education and training to provide diagnosis and treatment for conditions of the musculoskeletal system (the body’s bones, muscles, cartilage, tendons, joints and connective tissues). Patients with conditions such as tendonitis, osteoarthritis, ligament injuries and chronic pain all benefit from chiropractic care, which is usually the appropriate first step in treatment.
Myth: Adjustments are painful.
Fact: In general, adjustments do not hurt. Many patients report an immediate feeling of pain relief. On some occasions, patients may experience muscle soreness after their first few adjustments, but this is similar to the soreness you feel after a workout. This sensation is typically mild and short-lived.
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