Yes, for example, let’s hear the evidence that the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association puts forward for this:
BTW, the intimidatory tactics being used by the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association are very similar to the strategies which the Alberta College and Association of Chiropractors (the chiropractic regulatory body in Alberta, Canada) used when it needed to silence critics of chiropractic in the recent past. See paragraphs 142-147 of Sandra Nette’s lawsuit claim which can be found here:The objective of chiropractic care is to enhance the natural healing abilities of the body by correcting a malfunction of the spine called a vertebral subluxation through adjustment.
A vertebral subluxation is a complex of abnormal vertebral movement, irritation and interference to the nervous system. This can cause alterations to muscle, balance, inflammation of the tissues, and changes to the chemistry of the tissues. The body is much better off without vertebral subluxations!
You would expect vertebral subluxations to cause pain, and some do, but many do not, going completely undetected until identified in a chiropractic examination. Corrections of vertebral subluxations through adjustment usually results in relief from pain, but more importantly, enhances the body's innate ability to heal itself.
This might take time and a number of visits to achieve. It is wise to maintain your spine free from vertebral subluxations. Many vertebral subluxations do not cause obvious pain or other symptoms; so don't wait until you are in pain before you have a chiropractic examination.
“The College went further in its bad faith by chilling and seeking to prevent scientific debate. Through the Canadian Chiropractic Association, its response to the statement of the Canadian neurologists and chiefs of neurology departments of major teaching hospitals in Canada was to individually threaten each and every one of the physicians whose name was associated with the statement with professional disciplinary action, with challenges to their standing and accreditation with hospitals and with legal action on the basis that their warning the Canadian public and governments about the dangers of neck manipulation was defamatory to chiropractic.”