A number of people in Middleburg Heights, OH have never seen a chiropractor, and if you yourself have never experienced a chiropractic adjustment, you most likely have some questions about how chiropractic works and how it can help you improve your overall health.
A common one we hear from new patients is: "Is chiropractic safe for my family?"
First, there are about 60,000 chiropractors in the US and those doctors see about 30 million patients. If each individual sees their doctor three times a year, that's about 90 million chiropractic adjustments each year in the country. If chiropractic wasn't safe, we'd definitely be hearing about it the news.
Secondly, there's real scientific literature that shows that chiropractic is safe. The prestigious medical journal Spine shared a study in 2013 that evaluated 183 people in Australia. 92 patients received two chiropractic adjustments each; the other 91 patients received a fake adjustment. The investigators had all of the study subjects submit a questionnaire inquiring about any side effects that the patients might have experienced.
The doctors observed that there were "no serious adverse events" from chiropractic. Some individuals did document muscle tightness or a slight increase in pain immediately after the adjustment, but these were only temporary.
Even the AMA suggests that patients see a chiropractor before undergoing more aggressive treatment, like surgery. In 2013, the Canadian Family Physician recommended chiropractic care for pregnant women who want to avoid drugs. Furthermore, many of our patients bring their young children in for chiropractic care and some research shows that it can be beneficial for colic in babies.
We've treated thousands of your neighbors in Middleburg Heights, OH and we'd like to help you, too! Give our office a call today at (440) 888-6979 for an appointment.
Dr. Robb Baker