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Is chiropractic safe?

Is chiropractic care safe? A reviewed opinion from our Chiropractors.

If you’ve ever wondered whether or not chiropractic care is safe, this post is for you! 

We took a deep dive into the research to help you decide if chiropractic adjustments are a good, safe option for you and your families.

Keep reading to find out what we uncovered.

A Brief History of Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care has been around for over 100 years. It is one of the most popular forms of alternative medicine in the United Kingdom and Jersey. 

According to the General Chiropractic Council, there are more than 3,299 practising chiropractors in the UK, and millions of Brits visit a chiropractor each and every year. 

So, what exactly is chiropractic care? 

Chiropractors are trained to diagnose and treat conditions related to the musculoskeletal system, with a core focus on the spine. 

They use various manual techniques using their hands to adjust the spine and other joints to relieve pain and improve function. 

These adjustments (called ‘adjustments’) also help to improve overall health by restoring balance within the nervous system. 

The hot topic, are Chiropractic Adjustments Safe?

The short answer is yes. Chiropractic adjustments are safe when performed by a trained, registered, licensed practitioner. 

In the UK, Chiropractors are registered and regulated by the General Chiropractic Council (GCC).

A chiropractor undergoes four years of extensive training in their trade and earns a doctor in chiropractic before they open practice. The lengthy training and examinations ensure that all chiropractors are highly skilled and absolutely safe to work with.

Chiropractic, a gentle light touch technique, is one of the softer natural treatments you can book. And is often preferred by people looking for a less manual and intense treatment.

Are there any side effects of chiropractic?

The most common side effect of chiropractic adjustments is soreness or discomfort around the treatment area, which typically subsides within 24 hours. 

Generally, though, our clients rarely feel any discomfort after their adjustments. In fact, they often skip out the door due to the euphoria and release the adjustment brings.

So there you have it! There’s really no need to be cautious when visiting the chiropractor; chiropractic is safe when performed by a trained and registered professional. 

As with any type of medical treatment, there are always some risks involved, but the risks associated with chiropractic care are infrequent and typically very minor in nature. 

If you are considering seeing a chiropractor for pain relief or other health concerns, be sure to do your research and find a qualified practitioner in your area.

And, if you are in Jersey CI (Channel Islands), book an appointment with one of our registered team members.

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Thomas Faulkner
With ten years of experience working as a chiropractor in Jersey, Tom has a passion for helping our island to discover true health and vitality.

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