Advantages and Disadvantages of Chiropractic Care

woman getting chiropractic neck treatment

All medical care has pro’s and con’s that you should be aware of before you begin receiving care. Chiropractic is no exception.

Speak with your chiropractor before beginning therapy so you can make an informed decision to receive care. There are several advantages and disadvantages to be aware of. Below are a few that can help you make the best decision to relieve your physical pain.

Pros Of Chiropractic Care

1. Non-invasive care.

Sometimes the stitching, cutting and anesthetics of an invasive medical treatment can cause more pain than your initial injury.

Chiropractic care is non-invasive therapy which manually manipulates your joint structure to a healthier and stronger position. Your chiropractic care does not introduce any medical instruments or prescription drugs into the body.

We use chiropractic care to help you heal immediately, rather than postponing relief from an invasive surgery.

2. It’s quick and inexpensive.

High hospital bills can make us wonder if that treatment was really worth it. Chiropractic care is one of the quickest and most affordable therapies to relieve your physical discomfort.

This is only possible because chiropractic care uses hands instead of expensive equipment and prescription medicines.

3. It’s effective on your whole body’s musculoskeletal system.

When you injure one area of your body, a chain reaction of pain can surge throughout other areas of your body.

Your chiropractic care is designed to support everything that is dependent on the musculoskeletal and nervous systems. Your musculoskeletal system is defined as the organs that forms, supports, and stabilizes the skeletal and muscular, whereas the nervous system are the nerves, brain, and spinal cord that monitors and functions the musculoskeletal movement.

The body requires both a nervous systems and musculoskeletal system to move. Chiropractic care holistically treats the tendons, cartilage, and more of the musculoskeletal system, along with your muscles.

What can chiropractic therapy treat?

  • Joints
  • Ligaments
  • Tendons
  • Cartilage
  • Connective tissue
  • Skeletal system
  • Muscular System

4. Chiropractic care is science-based.

Your body can react very strongly to any changes that are made. Any healing plan or care should be made by a knowledgeable specialist. Chiropractors are licensed medical professionals who have received either an undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

There are National State Board examinations that your chiropractor must pass to treat you. You can be sure that your chiropractor is well-aware of how the body works.

Chiropractic care is constantly being improved. We use scientific research of the body’s systems and cells to locate, adjust, and correct your misalignment.

Don’t confuse the holistic approach with lack of research. We know that your hands can be all that you need to fix some minor and moderate physical injuries. Chiropractic’s holistic approach has used years of science-based research to assure that you are safe and it’s therapy is effective.

5. It’s safe!

Surgery and prescription drugs can add complications to your medical treatment. Non-surgical care can be safer without recovery time. Chiropractors are licensed medical professionals that help your body return to an optimum level of health using natural and drug-free methods. We avoid the unforeseen circumstances of drug allergies, infection, scarring, and more.

If you are seeking a holistic approach to your medical treatment than chiropractic care can be your best choice. Your licensed chiropractor provides more knowledgeable decisions as they are highly-trained medical professionals. Despite that, it is important to weigh the cons before deciding upon healing plan.

Cons of Chiropractic Care

1. It corrects minor and moderate conditions

Chiropractic care is not for every injury. Serious injuries could require more invasive medical treatment. Intensive tissue issues, broken bones, and diseases are beyond the scope of chiropractic care. When you are recovering from your invasive treatment than chiropractic care could become an option.

Conditions That Can Be Treated By Chiropractic

  • Back and Neck Injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Muscle Strains
  • Spinal Misalignments
  • Contusions
  • Stress factors
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Knee Injuries

2. Immediate relief can be addictive.

Almost anything that provides immediate relief can be addictive. Your chiropractic care can return your bones to their natural state within the first visit. This can alleviate your joint, back, or neck pain immediately.

Many patients that feel this instant relief can become addicted to chiropractic care. They could feel like they need care to lessen their pain. Unfortunately, your pain will return if you never give your body the opportunity to strengthen in a healthy alignment.

Our goal is to use skeletal modifications to naturally heal your body within a tested time span. Receiving chiropractic care too often can prevent your systems from ever healing.

3. Know that you are in good hands.

Any medical therapy has risks. Know that your chiropractor is licensed before receiving care. A highly trained chiropractor will diagnose the source of your pain before treating your injury.

Your chiropractor should gather your health history and investigate your pain. The possibility of injury from care is very unlikely if your chiropractor has all of the right information.

Chiropractors provide some of the most highly trained holistic care. Your chiropractor should have specific degrees and certifications. Do not hesitate to ask your chiropractor about their education. Your chiropractor should have received four-years of pre-medical undergraduate college, followed by four to five years of education at a chiropractic accredited university.

Before your chiropractor is allowed to practice, they have to pass a national board examination and become state licensed. Training is rigorous but your chiropractor should have the training to get the best care that you deserve. Dr. Troy is a highly trained chiropractor in Vancouver, Washington.


The rewards of chiropractic care can be life-changing. Chiropractic care is among one of the safest forms of medical healing for minor and moderate conditions. Don’t hesitate to confirm that your chiropractor has all of your medical and injury history to treat your injury from the root of the problem. You shouldn’t live your life in pain from an injury.