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Table 3

Likelihood of Injury Following Chiropractic Care, by Chronic Condition and Category of Injury

Any InjuryDislocation/Soft Tissue InjuryFractureInjury to Brain or Spinal CordInjury to Blood Vessels

Subjects with Injury2,786*1,4591,13256233

Chronic ConditionOR95% CIOR95% CIOR95% CIOR95% CIOR95% CI
Bone neoplasm of head, spine, Pelvis or rib cage0.00n/a0.00n/a0.00n/a0.00n/a0.00n/a

Coagulation defect1.87 1.08–3.241.620.60–4.331.770.73–4.282.630.98–7.060.00n/a

Occlusion and stenosis of precerebral arteries0.940.67–1.340.910.50–1.661.220.76–1.980.550.20–1.460.00n/a

Inflammatory spondylopathy1.710.95–3.102.59 1.16–5.791.140.37–3.531.450.36–5.830.00n/a

Osteoporosis1.41 1.10–1.801.180.75–1.841.66 1.16–2.371.410.83–2.400.00n/a

Myelopathy1.580.22–11.234.410.62–31.520.00n/a0.00n/a0.00n/a

Intervertebral disc disorders with myelopathy0.330.05–2.330.870.12–6.220.00n/a0.00n/a0.00n/a

Aortic aneurysm & dissection1.61 1.08–2.410.370.09–1.472.30 1.36–3.911.260.47–3.3623.9 8.23–69.45

Cauda Equina Syndrome1.410.20–10.050.00n/a3.470.49–24.730.00n/a0.00n/a

Long-term use of anticoagulant therapy1.690.20–2.361.570.89–2.781.490.86–2.582.17 1.15–4.073.410.46–25.23
*Includes subjects with more than one type of injury
= statistically significant elevation in likelihood of injury (p<.05)
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