Well-being without risks using chiropractic adjustments.
Many people have started taking anti-inflammatory drugs / painkillers to fight their back or neck problems without solving the origin of their problem/pain. As a result they continued taking drugs, with devastating side-effects. (If you read this article on drug overdose and this one which outlines the trouble with prescription painkillers you will get a good idea of what I am talking about.).
Many of these pains could be solved with chiropractic which is much safer and has no side effects. We have never heard that someone has been killed by an adjustment and there is no research that can prove that there might be a correlation. They are simply scenarios written for movies or created by people who try to put chiropractic in a bad light.
Long term research allows us to know the risks of serious side effects/death associated with common treatments for musculoskeletal pain.
Spine surgery: 1800 per 1 million
Cervical spine surgery: 500 per 1 million
Use of NSAIDS/Aspirin: 153 per million
Prescription Opioid pain medication: 53,6 per million
Chiropractic adjustment: 1 per 5.85 million
Chiropractic has made great strides in the last 30 years and is able to help people in an effective, natural, safe way and above all without side effects or risks.
This has been proven by the “Chiropractic report” In New Zealand along with the “Magna report” in Canada (both sponsored by their government) and considered the most comprehensive and detailed independent investigations on chiropractic ever undertaken. Here are some conclusions from this research:
– Chiropractors are the only health professionals who are adequately prepared by their education and training to perform manual spinal therapy.
– General practitioners and physiotherapists do not have adequate training in manual spinal therapy.
– Manual spinal therapy in the hands of a true registered chiropractor is safe.
We must stop thinking that adjusting the cervical or lumbar spine is dangerous, we only see in the movies tragic manipulations where the victim dies, certainly we never find it written in a newspaper, that’s why it’s called CINEMA!!
A true chiropractor is the only expert who knows perfectly which of the many chiropractic techniques to choose in each moment for every patient.
A chiropractic adjustment can be a fast maneuver with the famous cracking noise (which is actually due to an intra-articular gas reaction) or a gentle approach such as for infants and the elderly, but always well considered and suitable for the patient.
It is also useful to know that most of the corrections that are performed by chiropractors are with the use of delicate techniques. (see video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErN0C3w2N54)
Every year millions of people of all ages are treated in the world for cervical or lumbar problems with chiropractic adjustments and very few of them have had side effects, and at worst it was a sensation of light momentary dizziness or a soreness in the joints and muscles the day after, events that should not be considered as side effects of the adjustment but as the first signs of a healing process.
If every time I adjusted the cervical spine (I have done it more than three hundred thousand times) I had to ask myself if the patient would live then “I would have already been dead a long time ago”.
Biller et al.: Aug. 2014 published in Stroke (There is no real evidence supporting a direct causal link between manipulation and stroke.)
Boyle E et al., Examining VBA stroke in two Canadian provinces, Spine, 2008; 33(4S):S170-175.
Cassidy JD et al; Risk of vertebrobasilar stroke and chiropractic care, Spine; 33(4S):S176-S183, 2008.
Kirkaldy-Willis W.H., Orthopaedics and chiropractic: a close relationship; Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association; 48(2): 113-116, 2004.
Manga P. et al., The Ontario Ministry of health, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, August 1993: Executive summary, Dynamic Chiropractic vol. 11; no. 22 Oct. 1993.
Rubenstein SM et al., A systematic review of risk factors for cervical artery dissection, Stroke; 2005; 36:1575.
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