Every year, new research comes out on chiropractic and the validity of such studies.
Here's some data from the newest report:
IS IT SAFE?
Spinal Surgery: 1,800 negative responses per Million
Cervical Spine Surgery (Neck): 500 negative responses per Million
Use of Aspirin and NSAIDS: 153 negative responses per Million
Prescription Opiod Pain Medications: 53.6 deaths per Million
Chiropractic Adjustment: Less than 1 major injury per Million
(or about 1 in 5.85 million)
Are Chiropractors Real doctors?
To earn their degree, doctors of various disciplines are required to hit a required educational hour mark before completing their program. Here are the current statistics of related professions and chiropractic.
Educational Hours Required Per Year:
Medical Doctors- 4800 total educational hours
Doctor of Osteopathy- 4660 total educational hours
Doctor of Chiropractic-4620 total educational hours
Doctor of Physiotherapy- 3870 total educational hours