Yes! Chiropractic care is remarkably safe. Especially when chiropractic care is delivered by a trained professional, who customizes their chiropractic adjusting procedures for the individual.
If chiropractic care causes any discomfort, it usually causes temporary soreness around the area of an adjustment, similar to a muscle ache after a work-out. And the discomfort is usually temporary.
Studies by the Rand Corporation and several medical journals* have clearly shown that problems during chiropractic adjustments are extremely rare, including during adjustments of the neck. Chiropractic care is recognized as one of the safest options for health care consumers in this country, especially in the cases of back pain, joint pain, headaches, and pain into the arms and legs.
Of course no health care procedure is without any risk, even if it is small. So your care at Whitehouse Chiropractic will always be appropriate for your age, condition, and health status.
Chiropractic has a long track record of safety, and we are proud to be a part of this non-invasive, drug-free tradition.
*For example, a recent study by Spine in 2008, showed that there was zero evidence of excess risk of vertebrobasilar stroke associated with chiropractic care more than a primary care medical provider.