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Chiropractic is vastly safer than any drug or medical procedure. Chiropractic malpractice premiums are miniscule compared to those paid by M.D.’s (About $3000/yr vs up to $50,000/yr). When a chiropractor makes a mistake, usually nothing happens (as opposed to a good result), or one might end up a little sore. Statistically, there is over a 100 times greater chance that you will be struck by lightning in your lifetime than the chances of a serious complication from a chiropractic adjustment. Compare this to these frightening statistics for conventional medical treatment. It was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association that an estimated over 100,000 people die each year in this country from prescription drugs taken in a controlled medical environment, the hospital. About 2 million hospital patients a year (between 5 to 10% of the hospital population) acquire a nosocomial infection (acquired from the hospital), from which there are between 100,000 and 300,000 deaths. It has been estimated that there are between 3 million and 6.25 million unnecessary surgeries annually, resulting in between 40,000 and 83,000 unnecessary deaths. Prescription errors are also skyrocketing.