1. Chiropractors and physiotherapists go through the same education.
This is one of the most common myths around and it is absolutely false! Chiropractors and physiotherapists go through two different forms of education training. It takes years of education before someone can earn the title of Chiropractor and practice chiropractic to help patients. In Malaysia, there is also a chiropractic degree program that enables one to pursue a degree in chiropractic. Our chiropractors have gone through the required curriculum to acquire the required skills and experience to safely provide Chiropractic treatment to patients. Check out our Chiropractic centre based in Ampang, we are serving our population around Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.
2. Chiropractic treatment is dangerous!
There is a rise in number of therapist centres using the term “Chiropractor” or “Chiropractic treatments” without any formal Chiropractic education accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia (CCEA). By misleading the public with the use of the term Chiropractor or Chiropractic, patients may be placed at risk of injury. However, if you are in the hands of a trained and qualified Chiropractor, you are definitely in safe hands. Chiropractic treatment is a drug-less approach to your health which aims to balance the nervous system through specific alignment corrections along your spine. Just like sending your cars for a scheduled maintenance, our body seeks the benefits of a regular check-up too!
3. Chiropractic treatment does not work, it’s a scam!
Due to the recent surfacing of unqualified therapists branding themselves as Chiropractors, the profession of “Chiropractic” indeed has received some bad reputation. Patients undergo treatment, but some may not receive the required care and may potentially be at risk of injury. Always do your research on the “centres” before planning a visit. Another reason as to why some patients may not receive the full benefits of Chiropractic is because they may be looking for a “quick fix” when in fact their health issues have developed over the years. At Balance Chiropractic, we refer our patients for a Full-Spine Xray prior to commencing care. This not only confirms our findings and rule out serious pathologies, but also to identify the rate of degeneration and thus inform you of the potential outcome of treatment.
4. Chiropractors can only help with back/neck pain
Chiropractors are primarily known to help various back and neck complaints due to our extensive understanding of the biomechanics of the human body and spine. However, numerous patients experience other benefits of chiropractic such as better quality of sleep, increase in overall mood and energy, appetite and even menstrual issues! By detecting and correcting spinal dysfunctions- vertebral subluxations, Chiropractic adjustment restores normal nerve function thus allowing natural healing processes within the body to full completion.