Chiropractic Care Doesn’t have to be Scary!

by Jun 13, 2024

Did you know that Chiropractic Care doesn’t have to be scary? Despite the proven benefits and growing popularity of chiropractic care, we often see patients who are initially nervous about seeking care.  Sadly, several misconceptions persist that can deter individuals from seeking the relief and wellness they deserve. Let’s debunk some of the most common myths about chiropractic care.


Chiropractic Myth #1 – Chiropractic adjustments are dangerous:


While this sentiment is not nearly as prevalent as it once was there are some that still think it’s dangerous.  Some are “scared of the pop and crack,” but not all chiropractor adjust that way. Statically chiropractic adjustments are safe, even the traditional approach. However, at Desert Valley Chiropractic we specialize in a different technique.   We use a light an effective adjusting instrument called an Activator to mobilize and realign the spine without twisting, or cracking.


There are many benefits to an Activator adjustment, and they include:


  1. Speed – An Activator is roughly 1000 times faster than adjusting with our hands! Since we don’t twist our patients like a pretzel there is no resistance. This means we don’t need all the force to adjust the spine.
  2. Reduced Inflammation – Groundbreaking research in 2016 by Dr. Song discovered that a chiropractic adjustment with an Activator reduce swelling.  Specifically Activator will reduce swelling around the facet joints and the nerve root.  This is essential to reducing pain and improving mobility.
  3. Precision: Activator allows for pinpoint accuracy.  We target specific areas of the spine and joints to improve alignment and function.
  4. Efficacy: Research has demonstrated that the Activator Method is effective in reducing pain and improving mobility for conditions such as lower back pain, neck pain, and headaches.
  5. Safety: The controlled force and gentle nature of the adjustments make the Activator Method a safe option for patients of all ages, including children and the elderly. Again, no twisting, popping or cracking!



Chiropractic Myth #2 – 1. Chiropractic care is for adults only:


Chiropractic care is a versatile and effective healthcare option for individuals of all ages, from infants to the elderly.

  1. Children – gentle chiropractic adjustments can help with common issues such as colic, ear infections, and improving sleep patterns.
  2. Teenagers and Adults – They benefit from chiropractic care for sports injuries, posture improvement, and managing everyday aches and pains.
  3. Seniors – Chiropractic care provides a safe and effective way to address age-related conditions like arthritis and improve overall mobility and balance.


Activator Chiropractic for Children


By focusing on the body’s natural ability to heal itself, chiropractic care offers a holistic approach to health and wellness, ensuring that patients of all ages can lead healthier, more active lives.




Chiropractic Myth #3 –  Chiropractic care is only for Low back Pain:


Activator Adjustment for wrist pain

It is true that many patients seek chiropractic care for low back pain however, studies indicate over half the population seeking chiropractic care do it for other health concerns as well:     A review by the National Institute of Health (NIH) demonstrated the following:




  1. 46 % of patients who visit a chiropractor are because of Low Back Pain.
  2. 13 % of patients who visit a chiropractor do so because of Neck Pain
  3. 41% will seek chiropractic treatment for other ailments including headaches, knee pain, shoulder pain, wrist pain jaw pain, allergies, sinus pain and other reasons.

Chiropractic care does not have to be scary.  It can be an effective treatment to reduce pain and get you back to your life, and we would like to help you with that.  Call or schedule today and find out for yourself the truth about chiropractic care.



Dr. Katherine

Dr. David Iacuone

Dr. Dave is a graduate of Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, MO. As a student clinician he became heavily involved with the technique attending many seminars including the annual instructors seminar. He has been a clinical instructor for Activator Methods international seminars. Dr. Dave has practiced in Texas City, TX where he focused on personal injury cases and in Phoenix, AZ where he has practiced in private practice at the Activator Health Center as well as at the Phoenix V.A.

To make an appointment call us at 602-439-1515 or reach out through the contact submission on our website at Desert Valley Chiropractic.

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