Everyone seems to know somebody with misconceptions about chiropractic and often times the confusion is based on rumors and very little education. Dr. Tim believes in educating all of his patients before treating them so they can make an informed decision about their health-care options. This is your chance to get the facts and dispel the myths.
Myth: Chiropractic is only for back problems.
Chiropractors are prevention specialists and although they do excel at providing back pain relief, they also focus on injury and disease prevention without the use of medication. By caring for the whole person, TOL combines chiropractic checkups with soft tissue therapy, core strengthening and nutrition counseling.
Myth: Chiropractic adjustments hurt.
Most fear of chiropractic adjustments comes from knowing that a “cracking” sound may result. This sound is simply pressure being released from within a joint, NOT the sound of bones cracking. The vast majority of patients experience little to no discomfort and report they find the procedure to be relaxing.
Myth: Once you begin chiropractic care, you must continue it for life.
This myth is somewhat perpetuated by the standards set forth in the health-insurance industry. Most insurance carriers and healthcare providers focus on “quick fix” approaches to pain. The truth is, most chiropractic patients recover from pain within a short period of time. Unlike medications, chiropractic adjustments can produce permanent results in those patients who have suffered from chronic pain. Many patients choose to continue regular checkups, after symptoms have subsided, to help prevent future ailments.
Dr. Tim empowers his patients with the ability to make better choices about their healthcare needs. At Touch of Life our mission is to first educate and then treat as many families as possible towards optimal health by using natural chiropractic care.