The question as to whether chiropractic adjustments are safe has been asked many times over the years. The truth is that millions of patients have benefited from chiropractic adjustments, reporting to their chiropractors that their pain is relieved and their lives have been bettered. In fact, many chiropractic patients swear by their chiropractic adjustments, and yet the question still remains … is joint manipulation safe? According to the website of the Mayo Clinic, “Chiropractic adjustment is safe when it is performed by someone trained and licensed to deliver chiropractic care.” The fact is that no medical treatment comes with zero risk; however, joint manipulations that are performed by chiropractors in New Jersey have an excellent track record for safety and effectiveness.
Chiropractic adjustments are used to align a patient’s spinal column when vertebrae are out of place or misaligned, which often can cause pain ranging from minor discomfort, to chronic pain that doesn’t seem to go away, to severe pain that limits lifestyle. Such spinal malalignment can also contribute to diseases of every system in the body. The spinal cord is connected to the nervous system, which is connected to every function of the human body. For this reason, a misaligned spine can cause more than just pain, but can be a contributing factor in disease as well.