Chiropractic Safety FAQs
Are chiropractic adjustments safe?
Yes. Or as the published New Zealand government inquiry into the chiropractic profession observed, remarkably safe. These days, a thorough examination can usually identify the rare individual for whom chiropractic care would be inappropriate.
When you compare the millions of chiropractic adjustments that are delivered each day, without a newsworthy event, with so-called safe, over-the-counter pain relievers, chiropractic care is extraordinarily safe. A fact not lost on malpractice insurance carriers whose premiums for chiropractors are but a fraction of those required by those who prescribe medications.
Is it safe for pregnant patients to have chiropractic care?
Yes. In fact, many expectant mothers discover chiropractic during their pregnancies because of its drug-free and side-effect-free help with headaches, back pain and other health complaints.
Chiropractors will adapt their adjusting techniques to accommodate mothers-to-be. Plus, many chiropractors have become proficient in adjusting techniques that help babies become properly positioned for birth, avoiding the complications of breach births.
Can I have chiropractic care after back surgery?
Naturally, chiropractic care works better before parts of the spine have been surgically modified, however chiropractors regularly work with those who have had back surgery. While chiropractors avoid the site of the surgery, many times there are areas of compensation above or below it, which can safely benefit from conservative chiropractic care.
Can I have chiropractic care even though I have osteoporosis?
Yes. Chiropractors modify their approach based on each individuals situation and can use a variety of low-force adjusting techniques.
Am I too old to benefit from chiropractic care?
Chiropractic care can benefit anyone, regardless of age or condition.
Can you get addicted to chiropractic adjustments?
You can get addicted to just about anything! However, those who opt to receive chiropractic care on a regular basis arent addicted, they merely like the vitality, renewed energy and sense of well-being they experience when their nervous system is free from vertebral subluxation. Understandable and perfectly normal.