Safety of Chiropractic Spinal Manipulations: With a Review
- *Corresponding Author:
- A Timucin Atayoglu
Medipol University, Department of Family Medicine
Istanbul, Turkey. President of Holistic & Integrative Medicine Association, Turkey
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: February 23, 2017; Accepted date: March 16, 2017; Published date: March 20, 2017
Citation: Atayoglu AT, Guner-Atayoglu A, Kuran-Cetinkale G, Ali Cetinkale M (2017) Safety of Chiropractic Spinal Manipulations: With a Review. Altern Integr Med 6:233. doi:10.4172/2327-5162.1000233
Copyright: © 2017 Atayoglu TA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Healthcare providers do consider the potential risk of harm that any treatment can cause. Chiropractic healthcare is a system of complementary medicine based on the manipulative treatment of misalignments of the joints, especially those of the spinal column. Recently, the use of chiropractic spinal manipulation has increased considerably while its safety has been debated and estimates vary widely for the incidence of serious complications. Some vascular and neurological incidents account for the criticism surrounding chiropractic. The aim of this review is to investigate the risk of serious complications of chirporactic spinal manipulations to enlighten further understanding on their prevention.