Many people in Oakleigh, VIC 3166 have never been to a chiropractor, and if you yourself have never gotten a chiropractic adjustment, you likely have a few questions about how chiropractic works and how it can help you improve your overall health.
A frequent question we hear from brand new patients is: "Is chiropractic safe for my family?"
First and foremost, there are about 60,000 chiropractors in the USA and these professionals see about 30 million patients. If each individual sees their chiropractor three times a year, that's about 90 million chiropractic adjustments each year in the United States. If chiropractic wasn't safe, we'd certainly be hearing about it the news.
Secondly, there's real scientific research that shows that chiropractic is safe. The esteemed medical journal Spine shared an article in 2013 that examined 183 people in Australia. 92 patients received two chiropractic adjustments each; the other 91 people received a faux adjustment. The researchers had all of the test subjects submit a questionnaire asking about any side effects that the patients might have observed.
The study observed that there were "no serious adverse events" from chiropractic care. Some people did document muscle stiffness or a slight increase in pain right after the adjustment, but these were short-lived.
Even the AMA recommends that sufferers see a chiropractor before going through more invasive treatment, like surgery. In 2013, the Canadian Family Physician endorsed chiropractic care for pregnant women who want to avoid drugs. Also, many of our patients bring their children in for chiropractic care and some research indicates that it can be beneficial for colic in babies.
We've treated thousands of patients in Oakleigh, VIC 3166 and we'd like to assist you, too! Give our office a call today at (03) 9579 2699 for a consultation or appointment.