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“Chiropractiphobia”: A Made-Up Word About a Real Fear of Chiropractic Care

“Chiropractiphobia”: A Made-Up Word About a Real Fear of Chiropractic Care

119157705For some reason, when chiropractic care is mentioned, many people feel nervous or doubtful to the point of staying far away when help is really needed. For whatever reason, the thought of seeing a chiropractor conjures up visions of strange body contortions, someone jumping up and down on your back, or weird machinery that resembles something used during the Inquisition. While the ins and outs of chiropractic care may not be familiar to you, it is actually one of the safest options available if you are experiencing musculoskeletal pain or discomfort. Chiropractic care is one of the least invasive treatments, as well, offering a better option than medications or surgery.

It’s understandable to be nervous about something you have never experienced before, but chiropractic care is not painful, despite what stories you may have heard. A spinal adjustment helps joints by releasing gasses that may be trapped with a popping or cracking. While this may sound painful, it is never done with force or past a level of comfort for you. At Optimum Wellness, our goal in offering you chiropractic care is to decrease your discomfort, and the majority of people who receive treatment don’t experience any negative side effects afterwards.

Our chiropractors are highly trained and skilled in joint manipulation. They know when to use firm pressure or when gentle pressure is better. They also know the importance of rehabilitation after and will work with you to not only treat the affected area, but also to develop a plan that will strengthen your overall health and well-being, hopefully decreasing the likelihood of re-injury. If you are experiencing musculoskeletal pain or discomfort, put that “chiropractiphobia” aside and visit us at Optimum Wellness in Barrie, ON.


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