Chiropractic Care

Does Chiropractic Work?

Research shows that chiropractic spinal manipulation has superior results in:

  • Reducing Back Pain
  • educing Neck Pain
  • Reducing Headache Pain
  • Increasing Range of Motion in Joints
There is an overwhelming body of evidence indicating that chiropractic management of lower back pain is more cost-effective than medical management. This evidence includes studies showing lower chiropractic costs for the same diagnosis and episodic need for care. The symptoms listed on the next page are an indication of how successful chiropractic care can be in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. 1

Is it Safe?

Chiropractic is the safest form of treatment as proven in numerous studies.
For example, a review by Paul Jaskoviak, D.C., D.A.C.A.N. reporting on the National College of Chiropractic Clinics experience during a 15 year period, concluded that five million chiropractic treatments were performed without a single case vertebral artery injury or stroke.

According to The Magna Report, there is no clinical or case controlled study that demonstrates or even implies that chiropractic spinal manipulation is unsafe in the treatment of lower back pain. Some medical treatments are unsafe and generate iatrogenic* complications. Our reading of the literature suggests that chiropractic manipulation is safer than medical treatment in lower back pain.

1. Ibid
2. How Dangerous is Manipulation of the Cervical Spine? Dvorak and Orelli, Manual Medicine, 1985; 2:1-4
3. Study conducted by Pran Magna, Ph.D., Douglas Angus, MA, Costa Papadopoulas, MHA, and William Swan, B. Comm. for Ottawa Commission
* iatrogenic- conditions inadvertently induced by the physician, medication or treatment.