Chiropractic is one of the safest health professions in the world
The safety of chiropractic has been under attack for a very long time. Medicine has always used the safety issue to discredit chiropractic.
All you need to do is look at the the companies that govern safety for the world. Insurance companies. They do not want to loose money. Chiropractic has one of the lowest costs for PI insurance of any health profession. There are tens of millions of chiropractic visits every year around the world.
Chiropractors pay around $3,000 to $4000 for PI insurance. A GP pays around $15,000 and specialist will pay in the order of $40,000-$70,000. I know several OPGWN’s that do not practice any more due to the amount they have to pay in insurance.
Have a look at the article from the Australian Medical Association back in 2000 concluding the soaring insurance cost for Medical doctors.
Medicine has no case at all to be calling chiropractic unsafe.
What does that tell you about the safety?
Just look at the research. The Manga Report is one of the most significant studies conducted by a government into chiropractic. It states:
- Chiropractic is more effective in treating lower back pain. Medical therapies are of questionable validity and are clearly inadequate.
- Chiropractic is the safest form of treating neck and lower back pain in comparison to medication and other alternatives.
- There is no evidence implying that chiropractic spinal manipulation is unsafe in the treatment of low-back pain.
- lower back pain is better managed by chiropractic than medicine.