How Safe Are Chiropractic Adjustments?

Sep 27, 2013

Many patients who are new to the field of chiropractic care don’t know much about the practice. They may know that chiropractors use adjustments or manipulations in order to relieve joint and muscle pain, but they may be nervous before they walk in the door. However, many are left wondering exactly how safe chiropractic care really is, and their fears may prevent them from trying this treatment option that could make a world of difference for them.

Chiropractic adjustments are a safe treatment option for the whole family, and chiropractors can treat all family members ranging from babies to the elderly. However, as with any other medical procedure, there is some risk associated with an alignment or manipulation. That is why your chiropractor will put you through a thorough exam and conduct an extensive medical history before completing any type of adjustment. Chiropractors take special care to ensure that a manipulation is the best option for their patient’s injury or condition before performing any type of treatment.

Fortunately, the risk that goes along with a chiropractic adjustment is small when it is performed by a properly licensed chiropractor. The risk is so slight that only one or two adverse episodes are noted in a million neck manipulations. The risk associated with choosing a chiropractic adjustment is lower than that of taking an over the counter medication for inflammation, such as ibuprofen.

A chiropractic adjustment is one of the most effective and safest treatment options for back and neck pain. Don’t put off visiting with a chiropractor because of fears that will likely turn out to be unfounded. Talk to your doctor to discuss treatment options and the risks associated with your particular case. If you have additional questions regarding the safety of chiropractic adjustments, or to set up your appointment, contact your local AICA chiropractor in Jonesboro today.


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