Chiropractic is only good for back pain
Contrary to what many people think, no, chiropractors are not back doctors and chiropractic is not just for back pain.
Chiropractors correct vertebral subluxations (displacement of one or more vertebrae of the spine) in order to align your spine and optimise your nervous system so that your body can function properly and adapt to your environment and the different stresses of everyday life.
Chiropractic is not a university degree
WRONG. Chiropractic does have a university degree. In fact, it is a 5 to 7 year degree which leads to a Higher University Degree in Chiropractic. Furthermore, after completing the studies we are recognised as Doctors of Chiropractic by the European Chiropractors’ Union (ECU).
Nationally, there are two recognised universities where chiropractic can be studied in two universities: Barcelona College Of Chiropractic (Partnership with Pompeu Fabra University) and Madrid College of Chiropractic (Real Centro Universitario Escorial Maria Cristina, a centre attached to the Complutense University).
But, as in any profession, unfortunately, there are people who perform malpractice and do not comply with training and/or ethical codes. For this reason, we always recommend that you ask or find out about the qualifications of your chiropractor or chiropractor and check that he or she is registered on the Asociación Española de la Quiropráctica (AEQ).
Chiropractic adjustments are not safe
This is probably one of the myths we are most certain to debunk – chiropractic is safe! (As long as it is performed by a good practitioner 😉
Qualified chiropractors are trained to perform specific, safe and pain-free spinal adjustments; applying the necessary force to the appropriate contact to move only the appropriate vertebral segment. During our studies, a minimum of 1000 hours of practice with clinical supervision is required.
In addition, in chiropractic care there are a number of different adjustment techniques to safely adjust to the conditions and needs of each patient. You can consult the adjustment techniques that we practice at Momentum Quiropràctic by clicking here