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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 Treatment

Medical mistakes contribute to 38,000-43,000 deaths per year. good-says-new-book/article10812604/

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

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Reply Eden Scobie
1:42 PM on September 29, 2019 
It was good of you to discuss it with us. I think that you should not matter with their affairs, but that doesn?t mean that you shouldn?t give him advice. As per the although the situation is complicated, but you should take your steps with great care.