No. With chiropractic treatment no drugs or surgery is involved although we appreciate the benefits of certain pain killing and anti-inflammatory medication during the acute phases of an injury. Pain killing medication should only be used to allow more comfortable rest periods – NOT to carry on as if nothing is wrong. Chiropractic care employs a holistic, natural approach to health. Your chiropractor will try and determine the underlying cause of your problem and correct it, rather than just masking it with painkillers. Chiropractors use their hands to manipulate the joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments of your body.

Instead of putting something in or taking something out of the body, the power of the body to heal itself is restored. Painkillers may make you feel less pain, but they do not address the cause of the problem, and can have serious side effects. One of the first aims your chiropractor care is for you to be able to function normally without pain and without painkillers.