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NIH Report Says Spinal Manipulation Unlikely to Cause Stroke
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has issued a report stating that chiropractic care is unlikely to cause stroke as some opponents of chiropractic care have asserted. The report was based on a study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics on January 15, 2015.  (  more  )
ICA Review of Scientific Studies Highlights Chiropractic Safety
August 7, 2014, Falls Church, Virginia, US:  The International Chiropractors Association (ICA) has undertaken a review of the scientific and clinical literature addressing issues of the safety and effectiveness of chiropractic adjustive procedures and wishes to highlight the unique safety record enjoyed by the profession.  This is especially significant in light of frequents news stories, often from less than credible sources, that seek to link chiropractic procedures with some incidence of stroke. ( more )
Chiropractic Adjustments Safe According to Scientific Review
A literature review published in the September 2013 issue of the International Journal of Clinical Practice and online at www.medscape.com by P. Tuchin examined 18 studies discussing what the researchers termed " spinal manipulative therapy " (SMT) and stroke to determine if SMT was a causative or associative factor. ( more )
Controversy Over Chiropractic Findings in Medical Journal
In the May 1, 2012 issue of the Annuls of Internal Medicine from the American College of Physicians is a letter from researchers defending their work against criticism from medical doctors and other researchers who are not happy with the results of the original study. The original study, published in the same journal on January 3, 2012, showed that patients suffering from acute neck pain did better with chiropractic adjustments and showed a statistically significant advantage over medication after 8, 12, 26, and 52 week follow ups.( more )
Another Study Shows Safety of Chiropractic
A research article published on August 3, 2010 in the journal, Chiropractic & Osteopathy, further shows the safety of chiropractic adjustments. The article itself was a review of numerous other studies done recently that looked at the chances of adverse events from chiropractic care.

One of the studies reviewed looked at the effectiveness of chiropractic for neck pain. In this additional study, published on July 9, 2010 in the journal Chiropractic & Osteopathy, authors noted that there were no serious adverse events among the subjects and that all minor events were resolved within 1 to 3 days. ( more )
Chiropractors Don't Raise Stroke Risk, Study Says
Opponents of Chiropractic have attempted a smear campaign over the last several years by suggesting that chiropractic adjustments to the neck increased the risk of a certain type of stroke. This campaign was never based upon any scientific evidence, but rather on biased opinions. A new study to be published in the medical scientific journal "Spine" on February 15, 2008 puts those false accusations to rest and clearly shows that chiropractic does not increase the risks of these types of problems. ( more )
Medical Study Demonstrates Chiropractic Safety for Neck Adjustments
A study published in the scientific medical journal "Spine" notes the safety of chiropractic. The article published in the October 2007 issue of the journal was titled, "Safety of Chiropractic Manipulation of the Cervical Spine: A Prospective National Survey". (see abstract here ) The study was a prospective national survey designed to, "; estimate the risk of serious and relatively minor adverse events following chiropractic manipulation of the cervical spine by a sample of U.K. chiropractors." ( more )