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Rubinstein, MS. (2008) 'Adverse events following chiropractic care for subjects with neck or low-back pain: do the benefits outweigh the risks?', J Manipulative Physiol Ther.2008 Jul-Aug;31(6):461-4.

J Manipulative Physiol Ther.2008 Jul-Aug;31(6):461-4.

Adverse events following chiropractic care for subjects with neck or low-back pain: do the benefits outweigh the risks?

S M Rubinstein

Abstract:

This synopsis provides an overview of the benign and serious risks associated with chiropractic care for subjects with neck or low-back pain. Most adverse events associated with spinal manipulation are benign and self-limiting. The incidence of severe complications following chiropractic care and manipulation is extremely low. The best evidence suggests that chiropractic care is a useful therapy for subjects with neck or low-back pain for which the risks of serious adverse events should be considered negligible.

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