Many people still don’t know what chiropractic is or what it can do.  I’ve written other posts to help understand about chiropractic.  In the meantime, enjoy the list.

10. “I like my left shoulder higher than my right.”

You’re not alone. Take a look around you and notice how out of balance many people are. I know a good tailor who can cover it up for you.

But Seriously

Any imbalance in the body can have side effects that cause pain, stiffness, or injury.

body imbalance

9. “The tingling and numbness in my fingers is actually starting to feel good.”

Great, get used to it. It will get worse. Maybe, if your lucky, you’ll get to have surgery someday.

But Seriously

Chiropractors use a variety of techniques that can treat the skeletal or muscular systems of the body.  Numbness is often caused by compression of a nerve originating in your neck.  A muscle release or an adjustment can dramatically help.

8. “These headaches I have everyday are normal. They say so on the TV commercial.”

Well, the drug companies sure are glad you are listening to them. Without your help they would not be making multi-billion dollars of profits from drugs.

But Seriously

Chiropractor can treat the neck (cervical spine) and the surrounding muscles to help relieve the tension that causes some headaches.  Read more about chiropractic and headaches here.

reasons not to try a chiropractor

7. “Real doctors give people shots.”

Most doctors of chiropractic give people shots…of hope and enthusiasm that maybe there is a solution to their health problems that prescriptions have failed to help.

But Seriously

I feel people who make the statement, “Chiropractors aren’t real doctors” really have no idea what they are talking about.  We are not Medical Doctors (MD) or Doctors of Osteopathy (DO).  We are Doctors of Chiropractic (DC).  We don’t perform surgery or write prescriptions.  Read #1 off of this post to see about a Chiropractor’s education.

6. “My mom doesn’t believe in it.”

Get your mom a dictionary and look it up for her. Not only is chiropractic real, it’s getting more popular everyday.

But Seriously

Recent studies have shown that chiropractic is safer, more cost effective, and gets better results than other forms of care.
Chiropractic risks and effectiveness 
Chronic Back Pain research

5. “A friend of a guy I work with said his aunt’s sister-in-law’s older brother was hurt by a chiropractor.”

Who is this person anyway, if he does exist? If chiropractors were hurting people all the time, their chiropractic malpractice premiums wouldn’t be less than most people’s car insurance.

But Seriously

Many people feel some soreness after a chiropractic adjustment, but chiropractic is far safer than other treatments for back pain.

4. “These pills make me feel good…What was the question?”

As long as you aren’t using your brain anyway, don’t worry if it doesn’t function with those drugs. Nobody will miss your insights.

But Seriously

Heavy opioid use can lead to constipation, low sex hormones, addiction, sleep problems, lung and heart problems, dry mouth, and DEATH! (1)

reasons not to try a chiropractor

3. “My [insert person here] thinks chiropractors are quacks.”

Refer back to #6 on this post.

2. “My neck feels fine, so what if I can’t turn to the left.”

Yeah, right about the time you get hit by the car coming from your left when your taking one of those three right turns to go around the block.

But Seriously

Chiropractic helps restore full range of motion and improves that field of view.

1. “Surgery makes more sense to me. I’ve already had my gallbladder out. I can handle one more surgery.”

You’re right. The human body suffers from poor design, only to be improved upon by removing all the internal parts and replacing them with plastic and pills. Of course, there’s always more money to be made fixing a broken car than in regular maintenance. I’m just one of those crazy people who believes in changing the oil before the engine blows up.

But Seriously

You’d be surprised how many people are in my office AFTER they’ve had a back or neck surgery.  Maintaining a healthy spine is the best way to live a healthy, pain free life.

reasons not to visit a chiropractor


  1. Side Effects and Risks of Opioid Use for Chronic Pain