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West Seattle, WA Chiropractor - Dr. Adkins - Is Chiropractic Safe?

A number of people in West Seattle, WA have never been to a chiropractor, and if you yourself have never received a chiropractic adjustment, you quite possibly have a lot of questions about how chiropractic works and how it can help you improve your overall health.

One of the most common questions we hear from new patients is: "Is chiropractic safe for my family?"

First of all, there are about 60,000 chiropractic physicians in the USA and those doctors see about 30 million patients. If each person sees their chiropractor three times a year, that's about 90 million chiropractic adjustments each year in the US. If chiropractic wasn't safe, we'd certainly be hearing about it the news.

Second, there's real scientific information that shows that chiropractic is safe. The respected medical journal Spine published a study in 2013 that evaluated 183 people in Australia. 92 patients received two chiropractic adjustments each; the other 91 patients received a fake adjustment. The investigators had all of the test participants complete a questionnaire asking about any side effects that they might have observed.

The researchers observed that there were "no serious adverse events" from chiropractic adjustments. Some individuals did document muscle tightness or a slight increase in pain right after the adjustment, but these were only temporary.

Even the AMA advises that patients see a chiropractor before considering more invasive procedures, like surgery. In 2013, the Canadian Family Physician recommended chiropractic care for pregnant women who want to avoid medications. In addition, many of our patients bring their children in for chiropractic care and some research indicates that it can bebeneficial for colic in babies.

We've treated thousands of people in West Seattle, WA and we'd like to help you, too! Give our office a call today at (206) 258-4886 for an appointment.

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February 03, 2015
Dr. Adkins

Adkins Chiropractic Clinic in West Seattle opened at 6021C California Ave. 6 years ago. As a chiropractor with over 27 years of experience, my goal is to help restore function and well-being to each patient. I have a genuine desire to help you get great results.