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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Is chiropractic practice safe?

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    Dr Don Williams

    Chiropractor

    Don WilIiams has worked and studied internationally in rehabilitation and sports injury management. His career started out in the late 80s with a move toward … View Profile

    Definitely. By conduction a comprehensive examination, identifying the dysfuntion and creating an effective and accurate diagnosis allows a specific program and approach to treatment for each patient to be safe and effective.

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    Dr Ryan Hislop

    Chiropractor

    Ryan Hislop is the Clinical Director at the Mudgee Chiropractic Health and Wellness Centre. As an experienced and evidence-based diagnostician, Ryan works largely by medical … View Profile

    In the words of the New Zealand Government’s Inquiry, chiropractic care is “remarkably safe.” Chiropractic has an excellent safety record. It is the result of a conservative approach to health that avoids invasive procedures or addictive drugs.1In relation to the treatment of neck and back pain, studies have shown that a course of chiropractic care was 250 times safer than a course of anti-inflammatory drugs.2

    1  Chiropractic in New Zealand: Report of the Commission of Inquiry. (1979).  Hasselberg PD, Government Printer, Wellington, New Zealand
    2  Dabbs,V., & Lauretti,W.J. (1995). A Risk Assessment of Cervical Manipulation vs NSAIDs for the Treatment of Neck Pain. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 18(8), 530-536

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