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Who should not get chiropractic care for back pain?

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People who have osteoporosis, spinal cord compression, or inflammatory arthritis, or who take blood-thinning medications should not undergo spinal manipulation. In addition, people with a history of cancer should first get clearance from their medical doctor.

From: Chiropractic Care for Back Pain WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:  WebMD A-Z Health Guide:   WebMD Medical News: .  American Chiropractic Association: "History of Chiropractic Care" and "What Is Chiropractic?"  National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "About Chiropractic and Its Use in Treating Low-Back Pain."  National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Handout on Health: Back Pain."




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SOURCES:  WebMD A-Z Health Guide:   WebMD Medical News: .  American Chiropractic Association: "History of Chiropractic Care" and "What Is Chiropractic?"  National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine: "About Chiropractic and Its Use in Treating Low-Back Pain."  National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Handout on Health: Back Pain."




"Chiropractic."Massage, Chiropractic Top Medical Alternatives, Alternative Medicines Rated in Consumer Reports Survey

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on October 16, 2019

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