Semin Oncol Nurs 2005 (Aug); 21 (3): 184–189
Ronald C. Evans, DC, FACO, FICC and Anthony L. Rosner, PhD, LLD (Hon)
Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research,
OBJECTIVES: To review written resources disclosing reliable facts and knowledge in chiropractic services in cancer pain management.
DATA SOURCES: Conventional and biomedical and complementary and alternative medicine journals, electronic media, full text databases, electronic resources, books in print, and newsletters.
CONCLUSION: The judicial use of chiropractic services in cancer patients appears to offer many economical and effective strategies for reducing the pain and suffering of cancer patients, as well as providing the potential to improve patient health overall.
IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE: Clinicians should assess and support the use of chiropractic services in cancer patients. Chiropractic is one of the leading alternatives to standard medical treatment in cancer pain management.