A study published in “Spine” in the October 2007 issue shows that the risk of any serious side effects to chiropractic care was relatively unknown to them and the medical community. This study looked at the outcomes from 19,722 chiropractic patients who had received some form or another of neck adjustments that they referred to as “chiropractic manipulation of the cervical spine.” The results as quoted in the study were that “There were no reports of serious adverse events.”
Studies Show Chiropractors Don’t Raise Stroke Risk
A study published in the medical scientific journal “Spine” in February 2008 shows that chiropractic does not increase the risks of stroke or other similar problems. Researchers looked at 818 patients with a specific kind of stroke that some suggested might be the result of neck manipulations. There was no incidence of increased stroke for a visit to the chiropractor than for a visit to the medical doctor. This scientific study shows that past assumptions attempting to relate chiropractic care with certain types of strokes were not due to the care, but rather to the fact that the people who went to chiropractors and medical doctors with certain types of problems were slightly more likely to suffer this type of problem anyway.