Myths and falsehoods still surround the Chiropractic profession like a dark cloud. How many times have you heard something negative and totally off base about Chiropractic care? How much time do you spend in your practice fighting myths and uneducated inaccuracies regarding our wonderful profession?
Battling long held negative public opinions of Chiropractic can suck the energy and life out of any Chiropractic practice. Although the perception and acceptance of Chiropractic has improved dramatically over the last 50 years , we still have a long way to go. Just last week a new patient was astonished to learn that Chiropractic education consists of more than “a six or 8 week program”!
I wanted to make this post more of an open discussion rather than a simple blog post. We’re working on a new Chiropractic DVD and PowerPoint over at ChiropracticArt.com and our sister site ClinicallySignificantProductions.com.
Ok, that’s not entirely true. Basically we are reworking the VERY first PowerPoint presentation and DVD we ever made: the “Top 10 Chiropractic Myths”. This one has been in our archives for a few years now and it’s time to rework it and get it back out there to help you educate the public and clear up many common fallacies and misconceptions that cloud our profession.
Some of the common myths we plan to address are:
1. You have to go FOREVER.
2. Chiropractors are uneducated “quacks”
3. Chiropractors only “twist”, “snap”, “crack” and “pop” your back and neck.
4. Chiropractic is only for back pain
5. Chiropractic can hurt your neck or will cause a stroke.
6. Chiropractic is expensive.
7. Chiropractors don’t believe in medicine
8. Chiropractors are dishonest, unethical etc. “I know a guy who knew this guy who knows a Chiropractor who….”
9. You MUST have X-rays
10. Chiropractic is just for the old, the injured, etc.
11. ????? You TELL US!
These are just some of the common myths surrounding Chiropractic care. What other common misconceptions do you fight on a daily basis? What would you like to add? We want to make sure we represent the Chiropractic majority here so give us your thoughts and we might just include it in our next DVD and PowerPoint. If you REALLY do a good job and we use your idea we’ll even send a complementary copy of the presentation when it’s completed.
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