RESPONSES TO THE AIM ARTICLE ON MANIPULATION
 
   

RESPONSES TO THE AIM ARTICLE
ON MANIPULATION

This section is compiled by Frank M. Painter, D.C.
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The Article of Concern:


Congruence Between Decisions To Initiate Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation For Low Back Pain and Appropriateness Criteria in North America
Annals of Internal Medicine 1998 (Jul);   129 (1):   9-17
Conclusions:
  The proportion of chiropractic spinal manipulation judged to be congruent with appropriateness criteria is similar to proportions previously described for medical procedures; thus, the findings provide some reassurance about the appropriate application of chiropractic care. However, more than one quarter of patients were treated for indications that were judged inappropriate. The number of inappropriate decisions to use chiropractic spinal manipulation should be decreased.



My Original Post to the "Lists" About this AIM Article

7-22-1998


   Responses From the Chiropractic and Academic Community:   


Robert D. Mootz, DC   First response

Associate Medical Director
State of Washington Department of Labor and Industries


Robert D. Mootz, DC   Second response



Robert W. Ward, D.C., QME   First response

Department of Diagnosis, Los Angeles College of Chiropractic
Private practice, Long Beach, CA


Noel A. Taylor, DC  First response




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