This is a question we sometimes get from patients new to chiropractic—the quick answer; Yes. Chiropractic is recognized as one of the world’s safest and most conservative types of healthcare.
Numerous studies funded by governments, universities, and nonprofit research institutions have proven chiropractic treatment to be a successful primary therapy for many health conditions. In fact, chiropractic care is regarded as a safer therapy than most medical procedures used to treat the same conditions. Chiropractic care is non-invasive, meaning the body’s response to adjustments is more predictable than the body’s reactions to drug treatments or surgery. It is so safe that over one million chiropractic adjustments are performed daily in the US alone!
Chiropractic is also widely used as a complementary mode of care in combination with other medical interventions to promote overall health and well-being.
Suppose you were comparing the risk factor of chiropractic versus traditional medicine. In that case, you could look at the yearly malpractice insurance rates of a chiropractic doctor and a medical doctor. Malpractice insurance rates for chiropractors typically cost up to $3,000 per year. In contrast, surgeons’ malpractice insurance costs anywhere from $30,000-100,000+ depending on specialty and location.
Though chiropractic is generally considered safe, of course, there’s always a risk when working with patients with all kinds of conditions. This is why at Platinum Chiropractic, we focus in Neuro-Structural Correction and take a detailed approach to analyze each person before any adjustments. To ensure each patient is safe to adjust, we use objective measures such as
- orthopedic testing,
- neurological testing,
- muscle & nerve testing,
Careful examination helps us determine the safety of each adjustment as well as the presence of Neuro-Structural shifts so we can create a custom care plan to correct them and get you back to health.
You can relax, you’re in good hands.