This can be true if you are adjusted / manipulated by un-trained hands. However in the hands of a Living Chiropractic Chiropractor you are safe. All our Chiropractors have had at least 5 years of university training with a large amount of that time spent studying human physiology, spinal anatomy, radiology and neurology. Chiropractors graduate with the ability to take their own X-rays.
Instead of studying pharmacology and surgery, Chiropractic students spend a greater percentage of their time learning anatomy than medical doctors. This include up to 3 years of cadaver dissection. Medical Doctors later do more years of clinical internship.
This focus on science continues during the first two years of study, emphasizing classroom and laboratory work in anatomy, physiology, rehabilitation, public health, nutrition, microbiology, pathology and biochemistry. Later, the focus is on specialized subjects, including chiropractic philosophy and practice, along with chiropractic diagnosis, radiology and X-ray and adjusting methods and techniques that cannot be taught in any other health care field. It makes sense that someone who trains for longer on a specific technique will be safer and more effective than someone with less training. No other profession, including Physiotherapy or Medicine, focuses on spinal adjusting techniques to the degree of Chiropractors.