Common perceptions about chiropractors

I’ve been a chiropractor for 22 years, and even before that, I knew the about the skepticism around the chiropractic field. So let’s put it out there and talk about a few of the common perceptions.

1. If you go to a chiropractor you’ll have to go for the rest of your life.

Not true!  Most patients will seek care for their immediate condition and once we have reached that level of health restoration they desire or need, they discontinue care.

A lot of patients do choose to have periodic maintenance care. Chiropractic care is therapeutic and natural, like massage and acupuncture. You could compare it to changing your oil in your car.  If you keep it tuned up, is works better and minimizes breakdowns.

2.  When they crack your spine or neck, they are cracking your bones.

That crack that you typically hear when getting manually adjusted is called cavitation.  Cavitation is the release of built up gas inside the joint.  When you crack your knuckles, you’re stretching the joint and gas releases, causing the crack sound.

The main method I use at my office is the Activator Method which uses an instrument to gently adjust you by using low force and precision. It also lessens patients’ tension preceding the sudden force of a manual adjustment.

So there you have it! I’ll talk more about common perceptions in my next blog. In the mean time, let me know if you have any questions or comments!

~ Doc

One Response to Let’s talk about some chiropractic perceptions….

  1. Dan says:

    This Doctor is fantastic. After falling off my roof and breaking my neck I started seeing Dr. Petermann. Within 3 days I was feeling almost 100% and back to doing my daily activities.
    Thanks BackMan!


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