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For Skeptics Only

Myths and misconceptions still linger. Here are the one’s we are often asked:

“I don’t believe in chiropractic.”

While chiropractic is unique and different, it certainly isn’t something that you have to “believe in.” Chiropractic, like gravity, works whether you believe in it or not. Instead, chiropractic produces results because it acknowledges scientifically confirmed facts:

The nervous system controls everything in your body. Nerve impulses flow from the brain, down the spinal cord where nerves branch off to every organ and tissue. Impulses sent back to the brain confirm that the body is functioning normally.

The bones of the spine can mis-align and interfere with this exchange by irritating the corresponding nerves. Dysfunction and ill health result from a compromised nervous system. Chiropractic care locates and reduces the interference and helps restore the integrity of the nervous system, thereby promoting health and healing.

“Once you start you have to go for the rest of your life.”

You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to. But if you’re like most people spinal hygiene is new to you. Your spine, just like your teeth, need ongoing care or problems and decay will inevitably return. Would you go to the dentist to get your cavities filled and not maintain some level of care? If you don’t what will happen?

“Chiropractic results are ‘all in your head’.”

This is a convenient claim made by critics who have chosen to overlook convincing proof. Being “all in your head” implies the power of suggestion. Yet, newborns, infants, pets and others for whom the power of suggestion isn’t possible have experienced chiropractic results!

Many objective diagnostic tests show improvement in nerve function after chiropractic care.

There’s no question that the power of suggestion can be an important ally in the healing process. However, it can’t begin to explain the millions of people who have been helped with chiropractic care.

“Chiropractic wears out your joints.”

Actually, it is just the opposite. Chiropractic care can help prevent joints from wearing out!

For example. If your car tires are mis-aligned, they will wear down faster and unevenly. Getting the tires of your car realigned will add life to your tires and car. The same is true for the joints in your body.

When a spinal bone is mis-aligned there is a loss of proper motion and/or position, which sets in motion a degenerative process. With proper position and motion, the joints will be well “lubricated” and should offer a lifetime of friction-free movement without decay.

“I’ve heard neck adjustments can cause a stroke.”

Those in the medical profession who make this statement either have unknowingly been misinformed or they choose to spread misleading and inaccurate information. It was discovered in a study that the claims of injury were the result of non-chiropractors performing manipulation of the spine. These included a medical doctor, a naturopath, a physiotherapist, an Indian barber, a wife and the individuals themselves. None were properly trained to evaluate the need for, or deliver, an adjustment. Chiropractors are the only licensed professionals properly educated to adjust the spine.

According to data obtained from the National Center for Health Statistics, even including the incidents by those not trained, the mortality rate from stroke in the chiropractic patient population is less than half that of the general population. So, we could conclude that by having chiropractic care, your chances of having a stroke are reduced by more than 50%.

Don’t wait! Contact Innate Family Chiropractic today to get started with care.

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