In September 1996 the Royal College of General Practitioners issued guidelines for GPs which recommend manipulative treatment within the first six weeks for patients with low back pain. They also state that the risks of manipulation are very low in skilled hands.
Put simply, chiropractic is one of the safest forms of healthcare in the world and is at the forefront of spinal care and the wellness movement.
Doctors of chiropractic must undergo a minimum 4-year full time third level education and complete regular continuing professional education, making them the experts in the field of spinal health care.
Chiropractic care carries less risk than the medications commonly prescribed for neuro-musculo-skeletal symptoms (eg. painkillers and anti-inflammatories) and is far safer than spinal surgery. Chiropractic has the added benefit of helping to address the cause of many problems rather than just masking the symptoms. In fact, the most dangerous part of chiropractic is driving to and from the practice.
Chiropractic has grown in popularity to become the world’s third largest healthcare profession. This growth is largely due to chiropractic’s impressive safety track record, excellent clinical results, and high patient satisfaction.
Please note: Chiropractic in Ireland is not yet a registered profession. In the interests of safety, ethical standards, and quality assurance please be sure to only consult a chiropractor who is a member of the Chiropractic Association of Ireland (MCAI).