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Pain Management: Medical vs. Chiropractic Risk
|Posted by Toronto Pain Doctors: Chronic Pain, Whiplash and Concussion Therapy on May 10, 2013 at 12:05 AM|
Musculoskeletal pain, who should be providing pain management treatment?
Research shows chiropractic to be the safest choice, but make your own decision.
On average about 40-50 manipulations cause strokes each year, with approximately 12 deaths per year.
Reasonable estimates for risk of stroke is 1/2 to 2 indicents per 1,000,000 treatments.
Medical mistakes contribute to 38,000-43,000 deaths per year.
Neck surgery - has a 3-4% rate of complication with an annual death rate of 4,000-10,000 per million.
The cervical spine research society editorial committee. The Cervical Spine, Second edition. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company 1990: 834.
Usage of NSAIDs, research found a 4 in 10,000 annual death rate with extrapolates to 3,200 deaths per year.
Fries, JF. Assessing and understanding patient risk. Scand J Rheumatol 1992; Suppl. 92: 21