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  • Writer's pictureDr. Rory Dopps

Navigating Chiropractic Care: Who Should Not Use a Chiropractor?

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As a chiropractor with 19 years of experience, I, Dr. Rory Dopps, believe in the importance of informed health decisions. While chiropractic care can bring numerous benefits, it's essential to understand that certain conditions may require caution or contraindicate chiropractic treatment.

When Chiropractic Care Might Not Be Suitable:

While chiropractic care is generally safe, there are a few instances where caution is required or alternatives should be considered:

  1. Severe Osteoporosis: With this condition, the bones become brittle and more susceptible to fractures. High-force spinal adjustments may not be advisable.

  2. Certain Types of Cancer: Patients with bone cancer or spinal tumors might need to avoid spinal manipulations.

  3. Recent Spinal Surgery: If you've recently had spinal surgery, it's crucial to consult with your surgeon before seeking chiropractic care.

  4. Certain Neurological Conditions: Certain conditions, such as cauda equina syndrome, require immediate medical intervention and are not suitable for chiropractic treatment.

Supplementing Care:

While chiropractic care might not be suitable in some cases, Designs for Health provides supplements that can support overall wellness. For instance, OsteoForce™ may support bone health in individuals with osteoporosis.

Call to Action:

Your health and safety are paramount. If you're considering chiropractic care, schedule an appointment at to discuss your health history and understand if chiropractic care is a suitable option for you.


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