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Health Quiz #2


According to a 1999 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, How many people will die in the next year   as a result of taking NSAIDS (Tylenol, Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Mobic, Celebrex, and others)?

A.  4oo

B. 9,000

C. 16,500

D.  245,000

The answer is C, 16,500.  And that’s just deaths.  Over 100,000 hospitalizations will occur as a result of NSAID use.

Here’s the point.  Chiropractic has a very good track record of safety.  As with any other intervention, there are risks of injury associated with chiropractic treatment.  It is very rare, though. (Less than one death per year)  In fact, premiums for chiropractic malpractice insurance are only a fraction of the cost of premiums for medical malpractice insurance.  Simply stated, Chiropractic just doesn’t harm that many people.

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One Response to “Health Quiz #2”

  1. Here is an interesting and related research study. It finds that, in addition to the safety benefits you mention, manipulation is also MORE EFFECTIVE than NSAIDs for neck pain. Keep up the good work, Doc!

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8583176

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