Is Chiropractic Safe?

chiropractic treatment in Omaha NEMany people in Omaha, NE have never seen a chiropractor, and if you yourself have never gotten a chiropractic adjustment, you more than likely have a lot of questions about how chiropractic actually works and how it can help you enhance your health.

A common question we hear from new patients is: "Is chiropractic safe?"

For starters, there are about 60,000 chiropractic physicans in the United States and they see about 30 million patients. If each patient sees their doctor three times a year, that's about 90 million adjustments each year in the United States. If chiropractic care wasn't safe, we'd definitely be hearing about it the news.

Second, there's real scientific literature that indicates that chiropractic is safe. The respected medical journal Spine published a study in 2013 that evaluated 183 patients in Australia. 92 of the people received some chiropractic adjustments; the other 91 patients received a faux adjustment. The investigators had all of the study subjects submit a questionnaire inquiring about any side effects that the patients might have encountered.

They observed that there were "no serious adverse events" from chiropractic. Some patients did experience muscle tightness or a slight increase in pain right after the adjustment, but these were short-lived.

Even the AMA advises that patients see a chiropractor before considering more invasive procedures, like surgery. In 2013, the Canadian Family Physician endorsed chiropractic care for pregnant women who want to avoid medications. In addition, many of our patients bring their kids in for chiropractic care and some research indicates that it can be beneficial for colic in babies.

We've treated thousands of patients in Omaha, NE and we'd like to assist you, too! Give our office a call today at (402) 452-3400 for a consultation or appointment.