Chiropractors and their discipline are often oversimplified and surrounded by misinformation or half-truths — and now, it’s time to set the record straight. In this blog, Scott Family Health will discuss things you probably don’t know about chiropractors and their treatments. Your chiropractors in Loveland and our chiropractic office in Fort Collins help a more diverse range of people and provide a more expansive range of services than you might think!

Chiropractors take care of the whole body.

While many people think of chiropractors are masters of necks and low backs, they’re expertly trained to keep the entire spine healthy and functional, and they incorporate plenty of holistic health techniques and philosophies into their work.

Chiropractors treat over 35 million Americans annually.

That’s over 10 percent of the American population! WIth more and more Americans accepting chiropractic as a supplementary or even a primary form of treatment, that number is sure to grow.

Over 1 million adjustments happen every single day.

WIth so many adults sitting in front of computer screens all day and so many athletes working to improve their skills and athleticism, it’s not surprise that so many people across the globe are heading to their local chiropractor for an adjustment.

Chiropractors treat children.

People of virtually all ages can benefit from chiropractic care — even kids! Young children with pain and spinal problems see the same chiropractic benefits as adults, and with the patient and gentle demeanor of chiropractors at Scott Family Health, manual adjustments are a breeze regardless of your age.

Chiropractors also treat babies.

Birth is hard on everyone involved, including the baby. Many chiropractors can help infants with gentle chiropractic adjustments to ensure they’re healthy and happy in the earliest stages of life!

Athletes love chiropractors.

All 32 NFL teams employ chiropractors to work on their players, and chiropractors are extremely common in other sports as well. Big hits and quick, athletic movements can take a toll on the body and throw it out of alignment — that’s why chiropractors are a favorite of athletes who require relief for aches and pains.

Chiropractors help people avoid surgery and addictive drugs.

You might’ve known this already — but it’s important to note that someone with spinal problems is 28 times less likely to to have surgery if they see a chiropractor before they see a surgeon. Chiropractic is also a drug-free method of pain relief that helps make people with chronic pain avoid addictive opioids and other pain medications. WIth over 20,000 opioid overdoses each year in the US, turning to integrative health treatments instead of pain relief drugs might be a safer choice in many instances.

Chiropractors can help you relieve stress.

Back pain, neck pain, tension, and headaches can lead to increased stress levels, and that stress only magnifies your symptoms. Talk about a vicious cycle. Fortunately, chiropractors realign the spine and reduce muscle tension, helping you feel more relaxed and less stressed out.

Chiropractors are cheaper than spine specialists.

Chiropractic care for low back pain is usually 20-30 percent cheaper than seeking treatment from a general physician — and the results for acute cases of pain are usually treated more quickly and thoroughly than they would be with prescription medication or surgery.

Chiropractors help people stay out of the hospital.

According to a seven-year study of people who used chiropractic as their main source of medical treatment, chiro patients spent 59 percent fewer days in the hospital, and spent 83 percent less on prescription medication.

You can schedule an appointment with your chiropractor today.

We always have a few openings for new patients who are looking for back pain, neck pain, and headache relief — or even just people who are looking to be healthier and better-aligned than before! Schedule an appointment online, or call our office today.