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Table 1 Side effects reported after treatment visit

From: Patient-reported side effects immediately after chiropractic scoliosis treatment: a cross-sectional survey utilizing a practice-based research network

  # of occurrences in adults % frequency with adults # of occurrences in adolescents % frequency with adolescents % of total side effects
Muscle soreness 244 19.4 % 362 18.6 % 35.2 %
Neck pain 80 6.4 % 154 7.9 % 13.6 %
Back pain 78 6.2 % 129 6.6 % 12.0 %
Headache 31 2.5 % 151 7.8 % 10.6 %
Stiffness 60 4.8 % 75 3.9 % 7.8 %
Discomfort from adjusting instrument 42 3.3 % 81 4.2 % 7.1 %
Discomfort from adjustments/ therapies 27 2.2 % 49 2.5 % 4.4 %
Dizziness 59 4.7 % 15 0.8 % 4.3 %
Nausea 16 1.3 % 15 0.8 % 1.8 %
Fatigue 6 0.5 % 18 0.9 % 1.4 %
Hip pain 7 0.6 % 5 0.3 % 0.7 %
Sprain/strain 4 0.3 % 2 0.1 % 0.3 %
Rib pain 4 0.3 % 0 0.0 % 0.2 %
Shoulder pain 2 0.2 % 1 0.1 % 0.2 %
Knee pain 1 0.1 % 1 0.1 % 0.1 %
Foot pain 2 0.2 % 0 0.0 % 0.1 %
Numbness/tingling 2 0.2 % 0 0.0 % 0.1 %