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Laurie Jean & Lana Dale Memorial Moratorium
April 30, 2004 - Across Canada press conferences were held by the families and their supporters to demand an immediate stop for all chiropractic high neck manipulations. The chiropractic regulators across Canada have failed to voluntarily halt this useless and dangerous procedure. There have been two inquests that found that the chiropractors were at fault. There have been numerous lawsuits over the years, and yet the procedures continue with the blessings of chiropractic associations and regulators. Governments that cover chiropractic still pay for this procedure. The families are supported by pediatricians, neurologists, and other experts who have seen the chiropractic regulators dance around any thought of meaningful self-regulation.
Press release - April 30, 2004
Go to Chiropractic Neck Manipulation Page on ChiroWatch for more
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Canadians visit chiropractors about thirty million times a year, and surveys show that patients are generally satisfied with them. But Paul Benedetti and Wayne MacPhail have another opinion. Their hard-hitting CANOE.CA web site called Spin Doctors I & II were instrumental in educating the public about the excesses of some chiropractors. This book took years to write, and it is a must read for anyone who plans to go for chiropractic treatment, or who pays for insurance that covers it.
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Evidence Based Medicine
How do you justify chiropractic treatments?
- Centre for
Evidence Based Medicine - UK - The Centre has been established in Oxford
as the first of several centres around the country whose aim broadly is
to promote evidence-based health care and provide support and resources
to anyone who wants to make use of them. Our prospectus outlines the specific
aims of the Centre and the goals we have identified, as well as the means
we propose to use in achieving those goals.
Based Medicine HIRUNET - McMaster EBM - Hamilton, Ontario -
Evidence based health care promotes the collection,
interpretation, and integration of valid, important and applicable patient-reported,
clinician-observed, and research-derived evidence. The best available evidence,
moderated by patient circumstances and preferences, is applied to improve
the quality of clinical judgements and facilitate cost-effective health
articles by AG Shekelle and others on chiropractic treatments - Pay
attention to his comments on experts rendering opinions.
your own HSTAT search on chiropractic - - This site is exhaustive and
you will find dozens of citations and links to PubMed - a medline index
with abstracts. Just click on links and save bibliography.
before you know it - The management of acute low-back pain
- Telling your patients who are in the middle of suffering from
acute low-back pain that they'll likely be back to normal within 4 weeks
might cause them to temporarily question the authenticity of the diploma
on your wall. But studies have shown that, for nine out of ten people,
acute low-back pain problems go away on their own within a month and require
little intervention. - Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences - McMaster
University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
based chiropractic studies on asthma fall flat on their back - In children
with mild or moderate asthma, the addition of chiropractic spinal manipulation
to usual medical care provided no benefit. (N Engl J Med 1998;339:1013-20.)
Center for Health Studies: Dr. Dan Cherkin
- Criticism of the Manga Report - Ontario Physiotherapy AssociationAn unsupported blanket statement that chiropractic, or medicine, or physiotherapy, is the most
effective and cost-effective course of treatment for all causes of low-back pain is of no value, and
is misleading to the public.
Ontario's physiotherapists believe that the most effective and cost-effective management of
low-back pain is the avoidance of that pain altogether, through better client and public education
and ergonomically designed equipment and furniture both at home and at work.