Because chiropractic care is a non-invasive treatment (and is also drug-free), most consider it the safest choice for treating any back pain, neck pain, arm and leg joint pain. In addition, chiropractic helps with headaches/migraines and other skeletal conditions. While no one can guarantee a risk-free experience with any form of medicine (even though chiropractic has a near-perfect record), it is important to know the risks before going in.
The potential risks and injury due to chiropractic are very small. Most times, a patient enjoys immediate relief after a spinal manipulation by a chiropractor. Although some do experience slight soreness (similar to that after a tough workout), this feeling usually fades within a 24 hour period.
Spinal manipulation has had amazing results and can heal a patient faster than most traditional medical care. The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics reported that chiropractic care was more effective that all regular medical care for treating lower back pain, especially for patients that have been suffering for a year or less. It is also the best for short-term fixes rather than relying on medication.
Adjusting your Neck
By performing neck adjustments, one can feel relief from neck pain and types of headaches. These adjustments also help with increased joint mobility in the neck, help with range of motion, reduce spasms in neck muscles, and relieve tension and pressure.
These neck adjustments have been proven to be safe and efficient and even though some reports claim to link "upper high-velocity neck manipulation" with types of strokes, such injuries are rare, as in 1 in 5.85 million. While some claim that due to this risk, chiropractic is not safe, these injuries were not the result of chiropractic, but rather previously from weakened muscles and bones. In other words, patients that have suffered sever injury had preexisting conditions and the injury is not linked to chiropractic.
A major risk when it comes to neck pain lies in anti-inflammatory drugs. These carry a much higher risk than the simple neck manipulation does. They lead to hospitalization, death, and gastrointestinal bleeding.