I’m Dr. Blake Large and I’m a chiropractor and applied kinesology practitioner.
Chiropractic care is an alternative health option that supports overall wellness in a variety of ways. Many people are surprised to know that chiropractic was founded in 1895- over a century ago! Yet, several people haven’t experienced it due to some myths or misunderstanding of the practice. I thought today I would dispel some of those myths, and, if you have any concerns I haven’t addressed, comment or message me and I will get you answers.
Myth #1: It is only for people with back pain
Truth: While a chiropractor uses techniques to reduce back pain, chiropractic has several other benefits as well, including improving posture and range of motion, adjusting gait, and improving blood flow.
Myth #2: It is only for people who have been in car accidents and have whip lash
Truth: Car accident victims benefit greatly from chiropractor adjustments, and heal faster from whiplash if they do. Not only will it help neck problems, it can support your entire skeletal structure.
Myth #3: A chiropractor can disable you and/or break your neck
Truth: If an untrained person where to attempt an adjustment they could hurt you. However, chiropractors go through years of training, as much as or more than a medical doctor. The side effects of pharmaceutical prescriptions issued by traditional doctors make chiropractic’s natural approach more appealing to many clients.
100,000 Americans die each year from prescription drugs — that’s 270 per day… more than twice as many who are killed in car accidents each day. Source: Our Daily Meds
Myth #4: Chiropractic doesn’t actually work/ is a scam
Truth: This myth mostly comes from those who fail to see scientific basis in the practice. While chiropractic fights to get health insurance to cover it as a medical practice, it is typically not covered which further discredits it for many traditionalists. However, patients worldwide would never give up their chiropractic benefits, including professional athletes. This 2 min. chiropractic care video explains how it saved NFL player Jim McMahon’s life, and is worth a watch.
If you are searching for alternative health options to meet your wellness goals, I specialize as a chiropractor and kinesiology are my specialty. I listen to your body and its needs when performing care, so you will leave knowing what your body needs for optimum health whether it’s a modality I provide or not. Contact me today to schedule your appointment and learn how a variety of alternative health solutions can support your health and wellness journey.