I put my neck out a few weeks ago and a physiotherapist friend of mine suspected my back may be slightly misaligned and to go to a chiropractor. I had no reason to doubt the advice, I went, got manipulated and was given advice on exercises etc. It got better a few days after and then I put it out again, pain from the same area etc and decided to get an xray.
In the last few weeks I've learned that Chiropractors are considered pseudo science here and aren't recognised, in that, the XRAY department would never release copies to a Chiropractor and that they can do a lot more harm than good even if a lot of people have good results using them.
I said this to my Physiotherapist friend who said that she believes there's a few under handed preventions for them from the medical industry in Ireland and that they are recognised as proper treatments in Australia and I think she said the US too.
The XRAY is going to be reported back to my GP who will then advise on what to do.
Should I really dismiss the idea of going to a Chiropractor? By the way, the one local to me has studied in Australia and has a very good reputation.