Chiropractic Management vs. Drugs


Chiropractors specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the spine without the use of drugs or surgery. Whilst there is no denying that the usage of drugs can be lifesaving at times, with respect to the spine it can be all too easy to take drugs which end up masking the underlying cause of the problem.

Put simply this can allow a problem to become chronically worse over time if the underlying root of the problem is not being addressed.

90% of back pain sufferers stop seeing their GP within three months – but most of them are still in pain a year later.

We understand that most patients do not like becoming dependent on taking painkillers or anti-inflammatory medications and we help patients find a natural way of improving the health of their spine.

The Meade Study

A three year comparison of Chiropractic care and standard medical care of low back pain patients found Chiropractic treatment more effective than hospital outpatient management for patients with chronic or severe back pain. The positive effects of Chiropractic care in this 1990 study were even more evident during the follow up period.

Funding of this study was provided by the Medical Research Council, the National Back Pain Association, the European Chiropractors Union, and the King Edwards Hospital Fund for London.

The effectiveness of Chiropractic in treating the causes of back pain without the use of drugs or surgery, has made it the third largest health care profession in the western world after medicine and dentistry.

Research has shown that Chiropractic treatment also offers cost effective savings when compared to normal medical management and confers long-term benefit in the management of acute and chronic low back pain.

The Manga Report commissioned by the Canadian Government clearly indicates the cost effectiveness of Chiropractic treatment over standard medical treatment.

“The overwhelming body of evidence shows that Chiropractic management of low back pain is more cost effective than medical management, and that many medical therapies are of questionable validity or clearly inadequate…Chiropractic manipulation is safer than medical management of low back pain”

The chiropractors at Gorey Family Chiropractic Clinic are highly skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of bio-mechanical disorders of the spine and related problems in joints or muscles. We stand ready to assist you with your recovery whether you are young or old or off work through back pain or are not able to golf as well as you would like.

Call us today to explore a long term effective solution to your problem.