|While commercial airplane mishaps get a lot of publicity, estimates suggest that fewer than 300 people will die this year from flying on commercial aircraft. Chiropractic is much safer than flying.|
Every year, about 100 people get struck by lightning. Chiropractic is safer than being caught in a thunderstorm. You are more likely to get hit by lightning than to have a negative reaction to a chiropractic adjustment.
In fact, of the millions of patients who will benefit from chiropractic care this year, only a handful will have a newsworthy experience.
Is chiropractic care safe? Yes! Especially when compared with other forms of treatment.
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