According to a New Zealand study, chiropractic care is remarkably safe. A study of chiropractic care conducted by the New Zealand government covered safety issues, how satisfied patients were with their experience, how cost effective chiropractic care is, and how well trained chiropractic practitioners are.
The extensive document they produced determine that chiropractic care benefited the country’s overall health.
There were a couple of safety issues raised during this study that the commission investigated. The first of these was how safe chiropractic spinal adjustments are, and the second problem is how chiropractic care may keep people from seeking medical treatment as soon as they should. The inquiry was extensive, and the commission’s researchers determined that these safety concerns were completely unfounded. They discovered no evidence that chiropractic care was risky and determined this type of medical care to be very safe.
Research comes from Chiropractic in New Zealand Report of the Commission of Inquiry, 1979, Page 78.