Chiropractic Care –Is it Safe? Are Chiropractors Safe?
Chiropractic is the Healthy choice for you and your family! Chiropractic care has steadily grown to be the largest drugless health-care profession in the world. Yet, as the leader of the natural health industry, still the most common reason holding back people who have never been to the Chiropractor, is fear… mostly the fear of the unknown, but also fear that it might not be safe. Research and good sense are proving again and again that when it comes to chiropractic care, any fear is largely unfounded. Chiropractic has proven itself to be among the safest of all healing arts.
How Safe is Safe, Really?
A recent study in the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association (Oct. 2001) found the risk of a dissection in a vertebral artery from a Chiropractic neck adjustment is only a 1 in 5.85 million&ndashInfinitesimal.
Relatively, how safe is this?
|Ulcer from Naproxen drugs (1 in 5 patients)
||190,000 per million
|Life threat from spinal stenosis surgery
||50,000 per million
|Death from Low back surgery
||3000 per million
|Death from stroke caused by 1 aspirin a day
||7000 per million
|Death caused by NSAID (anti-inflammatory) drugs
||400 per million
|Death from a fall at home
||90 per million
|Death from treadmill exercise testing
||50 per million
|Pedestrian being hit by a car
||15 per million
|Being struck by lightning
||5 per million
|Being killed by lightning strike
||1.5 per million
|Stroke from chiropractic adjustment
||1 per million
|Serious reaction from a child's adjustment
||0.004 per million
Chiropractic is safer than any drug. Chiropractic is safer for your family than prescribed medicines. Chiropractic is safer than any surgery… hundreds to thousands of times safer. Chiropractic is safer than taking a walk or hanging out at home this year. You're about 20 times more likely to be struck by lightning than have any serious complication from a Chiropractic adjustment. An aspirin a day is over 7000 times more dangerous. Considering that the average person has a 1 in 500,000 chance of stroke on any given day, any chiropractic patient is less than half as likely to have one… actually up to 10 times less at risk than the general population. How's that for safe?
Considering that 40,000 deaths a year in Canada alone are directly attributed to drugs and medical error. That's 110 people a day dying from drug reactions, hospital complications and doctor errors. Chiropractic's track record for safety doesn't belong in the same scale. That's why the Chiropractor's malpractice insurance is more than 5 times less than any MD.
By choosing Chiropractic care, you have chosen one of the safest, most effective modes of health-care delivery available today. Your confidence in our Winnipeg office and in your Chiropractic care is greatly appreciated. Share this with others.