Dynamic Chiropractic

Dynamic Chiropractic Facebook Twitter Get the Latest News FASTER - View Digital Editions Now!
Dynamic Chiropractic
Advanced Search
Wellness Blog
Dynamic Chiropractic PracticeINSIGHTS
Current Graphic

Chiropractic Research Review

Spinal Manipulation Produces Benign Side Effects

A study in Sweden measured unpleasant reactions, time of onset, duration, and severity of symptoms following spinal manipulation. The study concludes that reactions to spinal manipulation are common and benign.

They typically arise and disappear shortly after treatment.

The most common reactions are local discomfort in the area of treatment (two-thirds of reactions), followed by pain in areas other than that of treatment, fatigue or headache (10% each). Nausea, dizziness or "other" reactions are uncommonly reported (<5% of reactions). Reactions are most commonly reported by women and (for both genders) at the beginning of the treatment series. Patients with long-lasting problems are more likely to report treatment reactions; however, patients with no prior experience of chiropractic care do not report more reactions than patients previously treated by chiropractors.

Leboeuf-Yde C, Hennius B, Rudberg E, Leufvenmark P, Thunman M. Side-effects of chiropractic treatment: a prospective study. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Oct. 1997;20(8), pp511-15.

Reprints: Tel: (630) 889-6524; Fax: (630) 889-6482

Chiropractic Research Review

Dynamic Chiropractic
How often do you reach out to patients who haven't visited your practice in six months or more?
Every few months
Every 3-4 months
Every six months or so
Once a year
Less frequently

Sign Up for Our Webinars
Receive Advanced Notice of Future Webinars