There is a growing body of evidence to support the efficacy of chiropractic treatment for a wide range of conditions. Those currently approved by the A.S.A. which permits chiropractors to advocate treatment for (as detailed in the 'Brontfort Report' - 2010 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20184717) can be found in the 'CONDITIONS TREATED' section of this website.


Debate regarding significant risks associated with chiropractic treatment, in particular relating to neck manipulation and stroke, has been raised in the media a number of times over the years and although there has not been a clear link established between manipulation and the particular type of vascular injury V.A.D. (vertebral artery dissection) which has been claimed by some authors, this is a subject which chiropractors can explain in greater detail if it concerns any patients. The evidence available suggests a similar likelihood of a person suffering a stroke following a trip to a GP, as to a chiropractor. (An approximate incidence 1:1000,000 being reported)


Cauda Equina Syndrome is a rare but serious presentation of lumbar disc injury which together with more common symptoms such as low back or buttock pain, leg pain and pins and needles, may also include alterations in bladder/bowel or sexual function or control. This is cause for immediate referral for further investigation and the presence of these symptoms will be established on the initial presentation to the chiropractor. All patients are regularly reassessed on an ongoing basis and should there be any sign of deterioration of symptoms considered by your chiropractor to be significant or progressive, you will be referred for a medical opinion.


This article was released by the Royal College of Chiropractors in October 2016 to address any concerns patients may have:


http://rcc-uk.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Summary-of-Possible-Adverse-Effects.pdf

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