| As stated earlier, Chiropractic is a very
safe form of healthcare for the treatment of neck pain and headaches.
According to recent studies, serious complications secondary to neck
manipulation is so rare that is it very difficult to even place a
number on the actual risk. According to the literature (Haldeman),
the frequency of injury in only 1 in 2-5.85 million manipulations
or 1 in 8 million office visits. The risk of injury is quite low,
especially if a patient consults a chiropractic physician for spinal
manipulation (specific manipulation is often termed "adjustments").
In my opinion, patients should think twice before consulting physical
therapists or non-chiropractors with limited training (often nothing
more than a weekend course) in biomechanics and spinal manipulation.
Dr. Farabaugh houses a large database of research concerning spinal
manipulation, neck pain, and headaches and is well versed in accepted
guidelines and standards. If a malpractice suit does occur, Dr. Farabaugh
is available to review the case and provide a professional opinion
and/or expert testimony. Simply call 614-898-0787 if you need assistance.