Is It Safe To Go To A Chiropractor?
One useful measure of safety in healthcare involves looking at malpractice statistics including what the provider has to pay for malpractice insurance. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) research this periodically. In 2019 they listed 100 different types of healthcare including chiropractic, podiatry, orthopedic surgery, psychology, physical therapy, dietetics, audiology, speech pathology, family practice, mammogram screening, thoracic surgery; every type of care CMS is involved with.
It ranked them from 1-100, with #1 being the least risk and #100 being the highest. Out of all 100 types of care listed, chiropractic ranked #2, just behind optometry. The answer is YES, according to CMS, chiropractic is among the very safest forms of care possible.
Dr. Gene Cretsinger