The Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA) is disturbed by recent media reports which question the safety and efficacy of chiropractic care, particularly concerning children.

Both in Australia and around the world chiropractic care is a low risk modality of health care. There have been few if any serious adverse events reported in medical literature in the past twenty years despite utilisation rates for chiropractors increasing significantly in this time.

In Australia there are more than 12 million visits to chiropractors each year. Over 1 million of these (approximately 8.6 per cent of visits annually) are paediatric visits.

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