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Just as Chiropractic's Effectiveness has been studied
so has its Safety.
Chiropractic's approach is drug-free and non-surgical,
therefore eliminating two of the largest risk factors
in the health care field.

REPORTS OF DANGER ARE GROSSLY EXAGGERATED.
Much misinformation and misunderstanding of the safety issue
has been propagated by
the (AMA) American Medical Association.

Here's why:

In the early 1960's, the AMA decided
to try to contain and eliminate Chiropractic as a profession.
The AMA's purpose was to prevent medical physicians
from referring patients to Chiropractors,
to prevent Chiropractors from obtaining access to hospital diagnostic services,
to prevent medical physicians from teaching at chiropractic colleges
or engaging in any joint research,
and to prevent any cooperation between the two groups.

The AMA unfairly told its membership, medical students, insurance companies
and the general public
that Chiropractic was an unscientific cult.

In 1976, five Chiropractors filed a lawsuit against the AMA
for violation of the Sherman Anti-trust Law.
After almost 15 years of vigorous litigation,
the U.S. Court of Appeals stated that the AMA intended to
"destroy a competitor," and that there was evidence
"showing that the AMA was motivated by economic concerns."
The court found that the AMA had concealed evidence showing its guilt
and was caught "doctoring" documents.
The AMA was "guilty of systematic, long term wrong doing
and has not acknowledged its lawlessness."

So, is Chiropractic safe?

Literature reviews compiling serious occurrences caused
from chiropractic adjustments have been researched.
The most thorough study discussed
113 cases
of stroke following spinal manipulative therapy,
from 1934 to 1987,
a period of 53 YEARS.
Of the cases documented
66 were chiropractic, 18 medical, 9 osteopathic,
2 physical therapist and the remaining 13 were divided between
"wife," "self," and "unknown".

Let's put these numbers in perspective.

There were 66 chiropractic cases in 53 years,
a little more than one per year,
with all 66 incidents listing the chiropractic adjustment
as only a POSSIBLE CAUSE to the actual incident.
There are currently about 52,000 chiropractors in practice
treating on average, about 100 patients per week.
That works out to 5.2 million adjustments per week
or 286 million adjustments per year.
This works out to just over
1 incident per 286,000,000 adjustments.

Studies document that
MORE PEOPLE DIE
from complications of DRUGS and SURGERY
in
ONE SINGLE AFTERNOON
than in 20 YEARS of cervical adjustments.

In another study, compiling information from 1947-1978,
in cases of stroke related death following manipulation,
9/10 deaths were attributed to manipulation by MD, DO or PT.
That's one case of stroke possibly caused by a chiropractor adjustment
in 29 YEARS.

Your chances of being seriously injured
by a Chiropractic adjustment
is SIGNIFICANTLY LESS
than your chances of being struck by lightning!

Ask Yourself, "Why are you afraid of my hands?"
A recent survey of
malpractice
insurance carriers
in the USA FAILED
TO IDENTIFY EVEN
ONE CASE OF
INJURY TO A CHILD
caused by
chiropractors.
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