Just last year, Disease Markers released a study which examined tissue damage markers after patients received a chiropractic adjustment. As we know, the safety of the chiropractic adjustment is a primary concern to both patients' and their primary care physicians. This study looked at tissue damage markers pre-treatment, post-treatment, and post-treatment +2 hours. The treatment groups included a control group, a group receiving a cervical spine adjustment, and a group receiving a thoracic spine adjustment.
“Our data show no changes in any of the studied damage markers.”
As you can see below, the researchers found no indication of tissue damage after patients received a chiropractic adjustment. This is a great study to present to your local referral partners. Pro-actively addressing concerns regarding safety is key when developing referral relationships with other local health care providers.
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Disease Markers, vol. 2014