Is Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain Safe? by The Evidence Based Chiropractor

An on-going topic of discussion, political posturing, and research is the safety of cervical spine manipulation.  Throughout the years this has been a hot button issue filled with pseudo-science, myth, and exaggeration. 

One of the most thorough research articles relating to the safety of cervical spine manipulation came from the esteemed SPINE Journal in 2007.  It obtained data from over 50,000 cervical spine manipulations and showed NO SERIOUS ADVERSE events for up to 7 days post-treatment.  

They found that "the risk of a serious adverse event, immediately or up to 7 days after treatment, was low to very low".  Additionally, they stated "risk rates described in this study compare favorably to those linked to drugs routinely prescribed for musculoskeletal conditions in general practice".  

In essence, they concluded that cervical spine manipulation is at least, if not more, safe than the medication you would receive from your primary care physician for neck pain.  

- Safety of Chiropractic Manipulation of the Cervical Spine.  SPINE Volume 32, Number 21, pp 2375-2378 @2007 

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