If you are concerned about the safety of chiropractic care, Here is a link that was passed on to us that shows the safety of chiropractic treatment and compares it to the safety of chiropractic’s alternative: medicine.
Concerned about safety? Chiropractic care is very safe. In our office, the worst side effect we’ve ever experienced is increased soreness after an adjustment, and this is usually because we are moving bones that haven’t moved well in a while. The soreness that you get after getting an adjustment is usually compared to the soreness that you get after a good workout. Of course, we always aim to be conservative with our care to avoid any hurt.
As with any effective treatment that is done to the body, there are some risks. When you are working on the neck, there are a lot of delicate nerves and blood vessels. The person working on you needs to have a masterful command of human anatomy, physiology, and neurology to make it as safe as possible. We never want to put a force into a part of the spine that doesn’t need it, and we never want to jeopardize any other part of the body.
I would take the risks with chiropractic care over the risks of medical care any day.
Follow this link to learn more about the safety of chiropractic care, and to learn how it compares with alternative treatments of the spine.
Todd Lloyd, DC
Chiropractor in Sonoma