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The Safety of Chiropractic Neck Adjustments: What You Need to Know

Woman With Neck Pain

Hello, I'm Dr. Rory Dopps from Dopps Chiropractic in Overland Park, Kansas. One of the most common concerns among patients considering chiropractic care is the safety of neck adjustments. In this blog, we will address these concerns and provide an overview of the safety and efficacy of chiropractic neck adjustments when performed by a trained professional.

Chiropractic neck adjustments, also known as cervical manipulations, are a well-established and widely accepted form of treatment for various neck-related issues. These adjustments involve applying a gentle, controlled force to specific joints in the neck to restore proper alignment and improve joint function. When performed by a licensed and experienced chiropractor, neck adjustments are generally considered safe and effective.

Here are some key points to consider regarding the safety of chiropractic neck adjustments:

  1. Education and training: Chiropractors undergo extensive education and training, including in-depth study of anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics. This training equips them with the knowledge and skills necessary to safely perform neck adjustments.

  2. Customized treatment approach: Chiropractors tailor their treatment approach to each patient's unique needs and circumstances, taking into account factors such as age, medical history, and the nature of the issue before deciding on the most appropriate treatment method.

  3. Low risk: The risks associated with chiropractic neck adjustments are generally low, particularly when compared to other treatments for neck pain, such as prescription medications or surgery. Serious complications are rare, and most patients experience only mild, temporary side effects, if any.

  4. Continuous monitoring: Chiropractors closely monitor their patients during treatment and adjust their approach as needed to ensure the patient's safety and comfort.

  5. Communication: A good chiropractor will maintain open communication with their patients, discussing potential risks and benefits and addressing any concerns before proceeding with treatment.

In conclusion, chiropractic neck adjustments, when performed by a trained and licensed professional, are generally considered safe and effective for treating a variety of neck-related issues. If you're experiencing neck pain or discomfort, consider scheduling an appointment with a chiropractor like myself. You can book an appointment online at

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