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Safety Concerns: Is Chiropractic Care Worth It?

By Genevieve Cunningham

Chiropractic care. Has there ever been a form of health care with more differing opinions about it? People tend to shy away from things that they don’t understand, and this is often the case with chiropractors. There are those who vehemently support it and those who are scared of it. But are those who shy away out of fear actually justified in their stance? Is it really dangerous, or simply misunderstood? If you haven’t given chiropractic care a try yet, take a look at this quick safety guide to set your mind at ease.

What is All the Fuss About?

Anytime that healthcare is involved, there’s going to be a lot of fuss about safety. And it should be this way! When people receive any sort of care -- be it medicine, therapy, or something else -- they should be concerned about how their body will react. With chiropractic care, people are concerned about whether chiropractors are trained efficiently enough and whether spinal manipulation is dangerous. So what’s the truth? As is the case with most concerns, the problems are generally overblown much more than the risk suggests.

How Much Risk is Really There?

It doesn’t matter what kind of health care you’re receiving, there is always risk involved. Everyone’s body is uniquely different, and therefore, will respond differently to treatment. So are the concerns valid? When it comes to the professional nature of a chiropractor, you can rest easy. Chiropractors are trained and licensed medical professionals. When it comes to the risk of spinal manipulation, the numbers are far in your favor. The American Chiropractic Association reports that the risk of major injury due to spinal manipulation is only 1 in over 5 million.

What Are the Benefits of Care?

Perhaps the most important thing to consider when receiving any sort of medical care is whether the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. So how do the benefits of chiropractic care stack up? Those who receive regular care report benefits such as, but not limited to: less pain in the back and neck, fewer headaches, diminished joint pain, a boost in the immune system, more energy, better sleep, greater focus, and deeper flexibility. When weighed with the minimal risk involved, it seems as though the advantages win this argument in a big way.

Where is the Best Place to Get Care?

If you would like to try chiropractic care, visit with chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the hassle. Chiropractic care can truly enhance your life and make you feel better than ever. Get your health moving in the right direction beginning with a quick stop at The Joint as soon as today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in West Jordan, Utah.

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