Journal of Musculoskeletal Science and Practice
Title - Adverse events in a chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy single-
blinded, placebo, randomized controlled trial for migraineurs
Volume 29, June 2017, Pages 66–71
The researchers in this paper have looked at adverse events from manipulation for Migraine Headaches. 700 subjects were sorted into two groups, 355 receiving placebo and 355 receiving manipulation.
The results: Local tenderness was the most common AE, reported by 11.3% and 6.9% of the CSMT group and the placebo group, respectively, and tiredness on the intervention day was reported by 8.5% and 1.4% of CSMT group and the placebo group, respectively.
There were no serious adverse events at all.
This research adds to the growing body of research on the safety of Chiropractic treatment for conditions such as migraine headaches, the medications for which often have numerous side effects.