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chiropractic risk, benefit

Is Chiropractic Safe? Benefits, Risks, and Alternatives to Spine Manipulation

Chiropractic is widely recognized as one of the safest drug-free, non-invasive therapies available for the treatment of back pain, neck pain, headaches, joint pain of the arms or legs, and other neuromusculoskeletal complaints. Although chiropractic has an excellent safety record, no health treatment is completely free of potential adverse effects.

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What is Spinal Manipulation?

Spinal manipulation goes by several different popular terms: spinal manipulation therapy (SMT), chiropractic treatment, chiropractic manipulation, chiropractic adjustment, and spinal adjustment. Most people know it by the audible effect of the treatment: “joint popping, back popping, neck popping.”  Beyond that, the science and clinical rationale for spinal manipulation is not commonly known.  This is unfortunate, […]

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Neck Spinal Manipulation

What’s That Noise?

Most people familiar with spinal manipulation as a helpful treatment of spinal problems have experienced a clicking sound during treatment.  A doctor of chiropractic presses on your neck or back and, click, something happened.  Later when someone asks you what happened at the doctor, you respond, “my neck popped,” or “my back clicked.” But what […]

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