Introduction to Chiropractic for Medical Doctors.

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What is Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic Education (CDN)

Two degree-granting, full-time, accredited chiropractic programs:

Chiropractic Regulation

Chiropractic is a regulated health profession:

Two standardized national exams (clinical competency and written cognitive) plus licensure exam conducted in province of practice.

Chiropractic Facts

Health Plan Coverage

*Hewitt Associates SpecBok Survey 2003/04

Chiropractic and the WCB

*Ont. WSIB 2003 Program of Care Evaluation for Acute Low Back Injuries.

Scientific Support


Chiropractic Treatment Modalities

Indications for Referral to a Chiropractor

Treatment Goals

Return patients to normal activities of daily living as quickly as possible.

Treatment Goals continued

Distribution of Complaints

Shekelle et al. Ann Intern Med 1998.

Back Pain

*Cassidy et al, Spine 1998.

UK BEAM Trial (2004)

BMJ, Nov. 19, 2004

Legoretta et al (2004)

Legoretta et al. Arch Int. Med 2004

Expert Reviews

Expert Reviews continued

Neck Pain

* Cote et al. Pain, 2004

* Gross et al. Spine, 2004

Myofascial Conditions

Adverse Effects

Risk Rates

Meeker WC, Haldeman S. Annals of Internal Medicine, 2002.

Rothwell DM, Bondy SJ, Williams JI. Stroke, 2001.

Herzog W, Symons BP, Leonard T. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 2002.

What to Expect When Referring

Benefits of Collaborative Care

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