Gentle Chiropractic Care (Lyndon)
603 Washington St.
Lyndon, KS 66451
Gentle Chiropractic Care (Emporia)
812 Anderson St.
Emporia, KS 66801
Mon - 9:00AM to 12:00 Noon
Wed - 9:00AM to 12 Noon
Fri - 9:00AM - 12:00 Noon
Sat: 9:00AM - 12:00 Noon
Mon - 2:00PM - 5:30PM
Wed - 2:00PM - 6:00PM
Fri - 2:00PM - 6:00PM
If you've never experienced chiropractic care, chances are everything you've heard about it is wrong! Here, we attempt to dispel some of the myths and misinformation surrounding chiropractic care, and show you what a safe, economical, and effective method of treating everyday maladies from allergies to auto accident injuries and just about everything in between.
MYTH: Spinal adjustments hurt.
FACT: And back surgery doesn't? The fact is, most of our patients experience instant relief from pain or tension following an adjustment. Some even look forward to their regular adjustment because they feel so much better afterwards. Those suffering from frequent bouts of neck or back pain may experience some discomfort because their spine and surrounding muscles are getting accustomed to lining up correctly, but for most this is not the case.
MYTH: Spinal adjustments are dangerous.
FACT: In the hands of a licensed chiropractor, such as Dr. Patrick Murray, a spinal adjustment is one of the safest, most effective treatments out there. In fact the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) concluded that "the risk of complications from lumbar spinal manipulation is rare, and that conservative treatments, such as lumbar spinal manipulation should be considered before surgical intervention." What's more, they stated that "prescription drugs such as oral steroids and anti-depressants are not recommended for acute low back problems." Need we say more?
MYTH: Chiropractors aren't as educated as "regular" doctors.
FACT: With the exception of pharmacology and surgery, chiropractors undergo as rigorous an education process as any other doctor. Prior to entering chiropractic college, potential practitioners take 2-4 years of Pre-Med undergraduate studies. After that, it's another 4-5 years at chiropractic college, during which time the student participates in patient case management and other real-life experience. Upon licensure with both the National and State Board, he or she is good to go. Even then, most practitioners regularly take continuing education courses to keep abreast of the latest techniques and trends.
MYTH: Chiropractic care is expensive.
FACT: You're kidding, right? Compared to other medical specialties, chiropractic care is a bargain, even for those paying out-of-pocket! According to a Canadian government-sponsored study conducted in the 1990's, "there would be highly significant cost savings if more management of low-back pain was transferred from physicians to chiropractors. Users of chiropractic care have substantially lower health care costs, especially inpatient costs, than those who use medical care only." And don't even get us started on the cost of prescription pain killers, which you run the risk of getting addicted to. So what's more expensive?
MYTH: Once you get chiropractic care, you'll have to get it for the rest of your life.
FACT: OK, this one's sort of true, but hear us out: your dentist recommends getting your teeth cleaned every 6 months, correct? Your doctor recommends yearly physicals, as well as other tests like mammograms, PAP smears, and such. Do you think they'd tell you to just see them once every 20 years and forget it? Of course not! Chiropractic care is similar. Depending on your particular needs, you might benefit from monthly adjustments, others less often. Long story short, just think of chiropractic care as a regular and integral part of your sensible health care regimen.
MYTH: Chiropractors only treat back pain.
FACT: Many everyday ailments can be directly traced back to a misalignment of the spine. Like what, you say? PMS, headaches, knee problems, hip pain, inflammation, fibromyalgia, digestive problems, just to name a few. If you're in pain, or have a health concern other doctors haven't been able to help you with, call Gentle Chiropractic Care today. We accept most insurance, or can work out a reasonable payment plan for you if you're uninsured. We can even sign you up for Care Credit. You haven't got time for the pain. We have time for you.
"Dr. Murray uses special instruments that tell him exactly where you need to be adjusted. No guesswork, just quick, easy relief!"
- Maria J.
"I would not hesitate to recommend Gentle Chiropractic Care to others."
- Alex W.