Some people in Cheektowaga, NY have never seen a chiropractor, and if you've never received a chiropractic adjustment, you certainly have some questions about how chiropractic works
and how it can help you enhance your overall health.
A frequent question we hear from new patients is: "How safe is chiropractic?"
First, there are about 60,000 chiropractic doctors in the United States and these professionals see about 30 million patients. If each patient sees their chiropractor three times a year, that's about 90 million chiropractic adjustments each year in the United States. If chiropractic wasn't safe, we'd definitely be learning about it the news.
Secondly, there's real scientific literature that indicates that chiropractic is safe. The esteemed medical journal Spine
published an article in 2013 that examined 183 people in Australia. 92 patients received two chiropractic adjustments each; the other 91 people received a sham adjustment. The investigators had all of the test subjects submit a questionnaire inquiring about any side effects that they might have encountered.
The researchers observed that there were "no serious adverse events
" from chiropractic adjustments. Some patients did document muscle tightness or a slight increase in pain right after the adjustment, but these were transitory.
Even the AMA advises
that people see a chiropractor before going through more aggressive procedures, like surgery. In 2013, the Canadian Family Physician
endorsed chiropractic care for pregnant women who want to avoid drugs. Furthermore, many of our patients bring their children in for chiropractic care and some research shows that it can be beneficial for colic
We've treated thousands of your neighbors in Cheektowaga, NY and we'd like to help you, too! Give our office a call today at (716) 668-2225 for a consultation or appointment.