In the words of a New Zealand Government enquiry, chiropractic care is “remarkably safe”. Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. It is the result of a conservative approach that avoids invasive procedures or drugs that may be addictive or have negative side effects. In relation to care for neck and back pain, research has shown that a course of chiropractic care was 250 times safer than a course of anti-inflammatory drugs.
The risk of neglecting care must also be understood. A vertebral subluxation is a slight misalignment of the bones of your spine which interferes with the ability of the nervous system to carry the vital messages that are necessary for the proper functioning of your body. Unless and until a program of chiropractic care is undertaken to correct those vertebral subluxations, there is no way your body can reach maximum health.