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Does Chiropractic Care Do More Good or Bad?

By Alexis Mills

Millions of people each year seek out care from chiropractors for a wide range of different reasons from back pain to relief from headaches. There are a many reasons that attract people to chiropractic care and they have found it to be very effective. While chiropractic care is the least invasive health treatment, it does not mean that it is completely risk free. With every type of healthcare, there will always be some risks involved. For a breakdown of what chiropractors do and what the benefits and risks are, see below.

What Chiropractors Do

Chiropractors target the spine through manipulations to fix any restrictions to help the body function better. They first perform an examination and take into account your health history to see how, and if, they can help you. For the actual treatment, they use their hands to apply targeted, controlled force to joints to decrease pain and inflammation.

The Benefits 

When first approaching chiropractic care, it is a holistic, all-natural healthcare that has far fewer risks than traditional health care with prescription drugs and surgery. If you have a condition that is not in dire need of medicine or surgery now, chiropractic care is a great option to help your body heal better on its own. The first benefits you will receive from chiropractic care are pain relief; your symptoms should also dissipate. This manual therapy is effective for people for a wide-range of health issues and is much more cost effective than traditional healthcare. This care targets your nervous system and helps your body work to heal itself and for your nervous system to communicate more efficiently.

The Risks

Just as there are risks with typical medical care, chiropractic care is not different. Patients should be aware that they are putting their body at some risk with the benefits. Especially with neck adjustments, it is the riskiest adjustment because it isn't as robust as the spine. The manipulation of the thoracic and lumbar spine are safe because a chiropractor can't create enough force to damage that region, but the neck is more delicate. If you are considering getting a neck adjustment, then be mindful and take into account the possible benefits and risks involved.

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