Ireland's only dual-qualified Chartered Physiotherapist & Chiropractor
Knee & Shoulder Pain Expert
Welcome to Newbridge Chiropractor & Chartered Physiotherapist Clinic
Ross is Ireland’s leading Chiropractor & has an extensive educational background Ross has qualifications as a Chiropractor, Chartered Physiotherapist, & Sports Injury Therapist.
Back Pain Specialist: Ross has been treating back pain since 2002 & has extensive experience working in some of the top pain clinics in Ireland.
Physio Clinic Naas & Newbridge (Chartered Physiotherapist & Chiropractor) is Ireland’s leading chiropractic & back pain clinic. The clinic is owned by Ross Allen who is a Doctor of Chiropractic, Chartered Physiotherapist, & Sports Injury Therapist.
Ross is the only Chiropractor in Ireland who is also qualified as a Physiotherapist. Ross’s background provides a unique insight & ability to choose from a range of treatment techniques in order to best manage the presenting complaint. Ross has been treating back & neck pain since 2002.
Whether you need treatment for a sciatica, sports injury, a bulging disc or long-lasting back pain and neck pain relief, we are here to help. Chiropractic is the third largest healthcare profession in the western world after medicine and dentistry.
Ross discussing back pain on KFM radio:
We endeavour to provide a clear understanding of your condition & the treatment options that may be appropriate for your particular condition. At Newbridge Physiotherapy & Chiropractic Clinic we aim to provide the highest standard of Chiropractic care in Ireland.
Back pain can cause a host of issues that can seriously impact on all aspects of the sufferer’s life. The low back is more complex than other regions of the body as it is made up of a large number of complex joints, tendons, muscles, nerves, and bones. The earlier that treatment is commenced, the better the long-term outcome for back pain sufferers. Practical advice, exercise & clear goals are vital to recover fully from back pain. The extensive education undergone by your chiropractor means they are well qualified to provide this information.
Whether you are suffering from back pain, neck pain, joint pain, or muscle injuries, there is rarely one solution to a complex presentation such as back pain. We are uniquely positioned to identify & provide the most appropriate treatment interventions to address your complaint.
Once we have identified the source of your symptoms then we devise a personalised treatment plan & discuss each different treatment with you, to address any questions or concerns you may have.
Government research and independent investigations by medical practitioners have demonstrated that chiropractic undergraduate training is of the equivalent standard to medical training in all preclinical subjects (1,2).
In Odense, Denmark, chiropractor & medical students train together for three years before entering separate streams for the clinical component of their training.
While it was previously thought that low back pain tends to resolve over a number of weeks, more recent research suggests that this may not be the case & that low back pain may still be present in up to 75 percent of the population one year after injury (Croft et al. 1998).
This presents a significant challenge for sufferers of back pain & physiotherapists or chiropactors trying to manage the complaint.
Evidence for Chiropractic Treatment of Low Back Pain
Back pain is the most common complaint treated by chiropractors. A recent scientific review suggests that chiropractic care may be as effective as pain-killing medications without the side effects associated with medications.
Researchers performed a review of the current research to analyse the effectiveness of and any potential harm associated with spinal adjustments, compared with other non-manipulative therapies for adults with acute low back pain.
The Cochrane review found that manipulation for low back pain provided similar relief to anti-inflammatory drugs; however, chiropractic care has none of the risks associated with medication. Recent research suggests a link between over the counter painkillers and heart attacks, while there is widespread concern about deaths from the use of opioid drugs.
Chiropractic Treatment Proven to Improve Back Pain
Of 26 randomised clinical trials (RCT’s), 15 RCTs (1,711 patients) showed that spinal manipulation has a statistically significant association with improvements in pain. Twelve randomized controlled trials (1,381 patients) showed that spinal manipulation has a statistically significant association with improvements in function. No RCT reported any serious adverse event.
- Commission on Alternative Medicine, Social Departementete, Legitimization for Vissa Kiropraktorer, Stockholm, SOU (English Summary). 1987: 12-16. http://ir.dut.ac.za/bitstream/handle/10321/520/Keyter_2010.pdf?sequence=3
- Dvorak, J. (1983). Manual Medicine in the United States and Europe in the Year 1982, Manual Medicine; (1): 3-9
- Croft et al. (1998). Outcome of low back pain in general practice: a prospective study. British Medical Journal; 316(7141): 1356-1359.
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