I often get the question is chiropractic safe. Very often potential new patients are scared away due to misconceptions and bad information.
The answer is: Yes! Chiropractic is Safe
From a statistical standpoint, spine surgery has a much higher incidence rate of serious side effects at the rate of 1,800 per 1 million versus <1 per 1 million treatments in chiropractic.
My alma mater, Palmer College, has published a lot of research on the safety and effectiveness of Chiropractic. http://www.palmer.edu/clinics/