Do You Suffer From “Chirophobia”?
First, let’s define “Chirophobia”. It is the unhealthy, unscientific and unnecessary fear of chiropractic care or chiropractors. Did you know that the healthiest people on the planet are under regular chiropractic care? Chiropractic is actually a different philosophy of health care compared to Western medicine/allopathy which dominates our ailing health care system. Founded, in 1895, chiropractic is based largely on the principle that the nervous system controls and regulates every function in the body. The nervous system is the master system of the body. Interference to the nervous system by subluxation leads to malfunction and ill-health. The job of the chiropractor is to find and correct subluxations (misalignments of the spine).
Do you also have “drug-o-phobia”? Have you ever seen those drug ads on TV where at the end they tell you that it could cause death? Isn’t that blatantly against the Hippocratic Oath (which doctors are supposed to follow)? What about the long list of drugs that have been taken off the market by the FDA? For a list, go to Wikipedia/List of Withdrawn Drugs. If you met someone who takes a list of 10 or more prescription drugs would you think they are healthy? Do drugs make them more healthy? Do you remember the campaign “Say No to Drugs”? Do they have to take it for the rest of their lives? No doubt, some are needed, but did you know that the US consumes over half of all drugs consumed worldwide, but we are not nearly half of the world’s population.
The cover article in the September 2014 issue of Consumer Reports entitled “Deadly Pain Pills” states that “Every day, 46 people in the U.S. die from legal pain pills. Here’s how to avoid being a statistic.” It discusses over-the-counter drugs like aspirin, acetaminophen and ibuprofen as well as oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, and celebrex.
In my 25 years of practice, I have met some people who have acquired this unrealistic fear of being adjusted by a chiropractor. I want to tell you that there is nothing to fear and that this phobia is blocking your pathway to complete health.
Is chiropractic care safe? Absolutely, it is very safe. In the past medical physicians have tried to make chiropractic out to be dangerous. Wow! What about that plank in the eye as shown above. Here is how I am going to quickly prove to you that it is safe: our malpractice rates are really low. I would also recommend that you to watch the documentary “Doctored”. It is eye-opening.
Another thing I’ve learned in my practice is that some people like to have manual/traditional chiropractic adjustments and others do not. I want you to know that I use several different methods of treatment and I do not have to do manual adjustments to get results. Just let me know when you come in what your preference is. I am a Greensboro Chiropractor at your service.Headaches. Sciatica. Disc Problems...