Chiropractic itself has gone through many aches and pains as a profession over the years since its development by Daniel David Palmer in 1895. Since the scope of the chiropractic practice has been very broad, there have been many different types of beliefs and care practiced by each chiropractor. One thing that holds true consistently is that the chiropractic treatment itself has withstood the test of time and is continually being proven as a safe, effective treatment for many neuromusculoskeletal conditions.
Over the years, there have been many misconceptions of chiropractic that have developed. These, in my opinion are some of the most popular myths that I hear a regular basis:
MYTH 1: Chiropractic care is dangerous: This is one of the most common misconceptions that chiropractic undergoes even today. There have been many scientific studies on the risks and benefits of chiropractic care that have proven this form of treatment to be very safe. Of course, with any type of treatment, there are always risks involved. Recent studies have proven that the risks and negative episodes associated with chiropractic treatment are very rare, and extremely less common than people might think.