How Safe is Chiropractic?
Some people in Singapore have never seen a chiropractor, and if you yourself have never received a chiropractic adjustment, you more than likely have some questions about how chiropractic works and how it can help you improve your overall health.
A common one we hear from brand new patients is: "Is chiropractic safe?"
For starters, there are about 60,000 chiropractors in the USA and those doctors see about 30 million patients. If each individual sees their doctor three times a year, that's about 90 million adjustments each year in the country. If chiropractic care wasn't safe, we'd certainly be hearing about it the news.
Second, there's real scientific information that shows that chiropractic is safe. The esteemed medical journal Spine shared a study in 2013 that evaluated 183 people in Australia. 92 of the people received some chiropractic adjustments; the other 91 patients received a faux adjustment. The researchers had all of the study participants submit a questionnaire inquiring about any side effects that they might have encountered.
The study found that there were "no serious adverse events" from chiropractic care. Some patients did document muscle tightness or a slight increase in pain right after the adjustment, but these were transitory.
Even the AMA recommends that sufferers see a chiropractor before undergoing more invasive treatment, like surgery. In 2013, the Canadian Family Physician recommended chiropractic care for pregnant women who want to avoid medications. Furthermore, many of our patients bring their kids in for chiropractic care and some studies have shown that it can be beneficial for colic in babies.
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