Chiropractic has been around since 1895. The basic idea is that a person’s health can improve with spinal manipulation.
Typically, a person goes to see a chiropractor for short term back pain. It is recommended that people with arthritis, osteoporosis, spinal cord compression, or people who are taking blood thinners, should not go to a chiropractor for treatment.
There are some risks with chiropractic. For example, chiropractic manipulation may worsen a herniated or slipped disk. In addition, there are situations in which chiropractic care has resulted in a stroke, from spinal manipulation of a neck.
In addition, there have been situations in which people have gone to a chiropractor because of unspecified pain. In these situations, a person may need testing to determine the source of the pain, rather than chiropractic treatment. The risk is that the chiropractor fails to recognize the cause of the pain (which can be life threatening) and instead recommends long term care.
If you have been injured as a result of the negligence of a chiropractor, please feel free to call
Attorney Robert M. Singer
2572 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
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