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Is Pediatric Chiropractic Care Safe?

By |October 5, 2011|Iatrogenic Injury, Pediatrics, Spinal Manipulation|

Is Pediatric Chiropractic Care Safe?

The Chiro.Org Blog


SOURCE:   Clinical Chiropractic 2011 (Sep); 14 (3): 97–105

Matthew F. Doyle


This new “best evidence” literature review explored reported adverse events and the overall safety of chiropractic pediatric care, as well as other forms of care for the same complaints routinely treated in a chiropractic office.

The results were quite interesting:

  • The chiropractic literature reports incidence between 0.53% and 1% for mild adverse events (AE) associated with chiropractic pediatric manipulative therapy (PMT). Put in terms of individual patients, this means that somewhere between one in 100-200 patients presenting for chiropractic care may experience a mild adverse event; in terms of total patient visits, this means that one mild AE may occur every 1310 to 1812 visits.

    This incidence rate compares favorably with: (more…)