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INDUSTRY INSIGHT CHIROPRACTIC SPONSORED CONTENT MYTHS ABOUT CHIROPRACTIC DEBUNKED! A new patient presented to my office for treatment to his low back. A weekend warrior, he hurt himself playing basketball, and when the pain wouldn’t go away (and at the instance of his wife!) he sought care in my office. I asked him if he had ever been to a chiropractor before and his immediate response was, “No, I’m skeptical about you chiropractors.” I smiled at him and said, “Because once you start going, I’ll tell you to keep coming until the day you die, right?” The patient chuckled and acknowledged that I know the rumors, but more importantly, that I can address these rumors. My patients trust me with their health but most importantly, they trust me to tell them the truth. Here are some of the most common myths about chiropractic that I come across daily. 1. Getting Adjusted Hurts. This couldn’t be more wrong! While people may be in pain when they first come through our doors, there are many ways to provide a safe, gentle, and effective adjustment to alleviate a patient’s pain. As an added bonus, our office also provides passive therapies like electric muscle stim, ultrasound, and spinal decompression to help decrease pain complaints in the fastest, safest manner possible. 2. Once You Start Going to a Chiropractor, You Must Keep Going FOR-EV-ER. While you’ll quickly realize how great you feel and how much improved your overall function is with chiropractic, it will still not require you to be in our office three times a week for the rest of your life. The fact is, we release patients from active care when their condition has been resolved. Those patients who continue to schedule to maintain their health and well-being will often do so at a frequency as little as once a quarter. Additionally, you’re going to know if you’re in the right place to treat your condition within the first two weeks. I’m not too proud to admit when the care needed is beyond what I can provide. IF I can’t help you, I will certainly get you to the appropriate doctor who can. 3. Treatment is Expensive. Chiropractic treatments are actually less expensive than alternative treatment options including but not limited to, acupuncture, physical therapy, therapeutic injections, and surgery. Additionally, many insurance companies cover chiropractic treatment. Even if you don’t have insurance, there are many ways to make chiropractic care affordable. Our policy has always been that you shouldn’t have to take a mortgage out on your house to receive appropriate care. 4. Chiropractic is Only for Adults. Our office frequently sees children, including those who are only days old. Many parents report positive results in their children who are being treated medically for colic, acid reflux, chronic colitis, growing pains, and bed wetting. In fact, many pediatric This Industry Insight was written by Dr. Kristina Skraitz Rossin. Dr. Kristina Skraitz Rossin is a 2014 Palmer College of Chiropractic graduate. She has extensive post-doctoral work in the area of Chiropractic for Pediatrics and Women. Dr. Rossin practices alongside her father, Dr. Timothy Skraitz, at Skraitz Chiropractic on Rt. 19 in Canonsburg. She is a Peters Township graduate and resides in the community with her husband and daughter. For more information please visit specialists have come to understand how effective chiropractic is for children and refer their patients to chiropractors versus prescribing medication or treating with aggressive or invasive treatments. 5. Chiropractic is Dangerous. Chiropractic adjustments are not dangerous when performed by a highly trained and knowledgeable doctor. In fact, chiropractic should be the first line of defense, so to speak, regarding treatment of common ailments such as neck or low-back pain. Chiropractic has been found to be far more effective at providing quick, long-term relief from pain complaints than prescription narcotic pain medication. Currently, with the opioid epidemic we face, chiropractic needs to be a patient and doctor’s first choice to alleviate pain rather than consuming dangerous and highly addictive narcotic pain medications. At the end of the first visit with the weekend warrior, which included an orthopedic, neurologic, and x-ray examination, in addition to the chiropractic adjustment, my patient walked out of the treatment room and proudly proclaimed to his wife, and the rest of my office, how great he felt and that it no longer hurt him to take a deep breath. Relief can be achieved that fast! When you become a patient at Skraitz Chiropractic, you know that you are, quite literally, in great hands. RESTORING HEALTH NATURALLY WITH OVER 30 YEARS COMBINED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE We specialize in the treatment of: • Headaches/Backaches • Sports Injuries • Pregnancy and Postnatal related conditions • Infant and Pediatric conditions including Torticollis, Colic, and Acid Reflux • Advanced Brain Based Concussion Treatment • Whiplash injuries CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT TODAY! NOW SEEING PATIENTS ON SATURDAY MORNINGS 724.746.1740 COME SEE OUR NEW LOCATION! 2476 Washington Rd, Canonsburg PETERS TOWNSHIP ❘ OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2018 39