In a survey of approximately 400
randomly selected chiropractors, 40 percent reported experiencing
various injuries while working on their own patients. Most
injuries were soft tissue in nature and included wrist/hand/finger
injuries in 43 percent, and shoulder injuries as well as lower back
injuries in approximately 25 percent. Moreover, approximately two
thirds of the injuries occurred while performing chiropractic
adjustments/manipulation. So while chiropractic care has clearly been
shown to be extremely safe for patients, the same cannot be said for
those chiropractors performing chiropractic care.
Source: JMPT. September 2006.