The Safety of Chiropractic

Chiropractic Laguna Beach CA Chiropractic Is Safe

A Response to Allegations Against Chiropractic

There have been accusations about the negative side effects of chiropractic adjustments. However, many of these are not backed by concrete evidence. Your Laguna Beach Ca chiropractors have done the research for you. Check out these articles below.

Safety of Chiropractic in Laguna Beach CA

ACCUSATION 1: CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS CAN CAUSE STROKE: Below is a list of studies that overwhelmingly support the safety of chiropractic adjustments

  • Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Chiropractic Care and Cervical Artery Dissection: No Evidence for Causation by Ephraim W. Church , Emily P. Sieg , Omar Zalatimo , Namath S. Hussain , Michael Glantz , Robert Harbaugh
    • This article provides an in depth analysis of a wide range of research on the subject, and finds no convincing evidence of a causal link between chiropractic treatment and cervical artery dissection (stroke).
  • Risk of traumatic injury associated with chiropractic spinal manipulation in Medicare Part B beneficiaries aged 66 to 99 years. Whedon JM1, Mackenzie TA, Phillips RB, Lurie JD.
    • This study showed that of the patients studied, those under the care of a Chiropractor actually had fewer strokes than those receiving care from a primary care physician.
  • Risk of vertebrobasilar stroke and chiropractic care: results of a population-based case-control and case-crossover study. Cassidy JD1, Boyle E, Côté P, He Y, Hogg-Johnson S, Silver FL, Bondy SJ.
    • This study investigated the association between chiropractic visits and vertebrobasilar artery (VBA) stroke. It found no evidence of excess risk of a VBA stroke due to chiropractic care compared to primary care. Often times neck pain and headaches are common symptoms of VBA dissection which precedes a VBA stroke. Thus, these patients may seek chiropractic care when experiencing these symptoms. The increased risk of VBA stroke associated with chiropractic care is not due to the care itself, but likely to patients with head and neck pain from a VBA dissection having seeking chiropractic care before a stroke. The stroke is the inevitable result of the previous VBA dissection.
  • Chiropractic care and the risk of vertebrobasilar stroke: results of a case–control study in U.S. commercial and Medicare Advantage populations Thomas M KosloffEmail author, David Elton, Jiang Tao and Wade M Bannister
    • This study found no association between exposure to chiropractic care and the experience of a VBA stroke. The association between chiropractic visits and VBA stroke is likely patients seeking care for their symptoms from arterial dissection, as found in the above article as well.


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