Be Well: 5 Chiropractic Myths, Debunked

MSP Mag | May 25, 2018

Dr. Tolu Oyelowo of NWHSU corrects some of the most common misconceptions about Chiropractic with Minneapolis.St.Paul Magazine’s Be Well.

Is there a more misunderstood corner of the medical world than chiropractic care? Most chiropractors can recount a multitude of myths they have heard more times than they can count.

But there is plenty of evidence to debunk these myths and put people at ease. Dr. Tolu Oyelowo, a chiropractor, professor, and chair of the health promotion and associated clinical sciences department at Northwestern Health Sciences University, pokes holes in them one by one.

Myth 1: There is only one way to do chiropractic, and that means get cracking.

There is no cookie-cutter treatment when it comes to chiropractic care. Chiropractors use many different techniques, depending on patients’ diagnosis and preferences, Oyelowo says. Some people are nervous about having their neck twisted during a treatment or hearing their backs cracked. Though many chiropractors use manual manipulations of the spine that cause cracking sounds, there are numerous other options.

Learn more truths about chiropractic with Minneapolis.St.Paul Magazine here.