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
Who goes to Chiropractors?
Over 1/2 of all americans have seen a chiropractor and 1/4 of them would choose a chiropractor first with treatment of their back or neck pain. Traditionally, this is what were are known for, but we also treat muscle and joint conditions of the entire body.
PALMER WEST- GALLUP THE FULL REPORT 2016.