I’m better at helping some types of people than othersiStock/KatarzynaBialasiewicz
“Chiropractors can specialize, just like medical doctors can. So when you’re looking for a chiropractor, be conscious of what their area of expertise is, and find one that specializes in what you have going on. Some of the specialties include pediatric, pregnancy, nutrition, acupuncture, sports, and scoliosis.” —Jane Leavell
We’re not “bone doctors”iStock/Wavebreakmedia
“Most people think chiropractors work primarily with bones, when in actuality we work more with the circuitry of the nervous system to restore and maintain normal function as much as possible. Chiropractic treatments are designed to stimulate the nervous system and activate brain function.” —Robert Blaich, DC, general practitioner in natural health care
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“Popping” your back isn’t the same as getting an adjustmentiStock/champja
“You may be able to twist in such a way to feel a ‘pop,’ but this isn’t adjusting anything. Rather, the noise is just air bubbles moving in the joint space. You can even cause damage to your spine and nervous system trying to pop your own back.” —Heather Van Wyhe, DC, F.A.S.A. of the Oklahoma Chiropractors’ Association