Is chiropractic safe and effective?

Yes, chiropractic treatments are safe and effective. While any form of health treatment contains a degree of inherent risk, there is little danger in chiropractic care when administered by a properly trained and qualified practitioner. To assure competency, all states require that DCs be board-qualified, licensed and regulated according to stringent criteria. Statistics show that patient risk is substantially lower for chiropractic and acupuncture care because prescription drugs and surgery are not used.