What alternative health

practitioners might not tell you

 

ebm-first.com

 

 

 

Ask for evidence

 

sas-i-dont-know-what-to-believe

 

Keep Libel out of Science

 

free speech is not for sale 165

 

1023

 

Note that some links will break as pages are moved, websites are abandoned, etc.

If this happens, please try searching for the page in the Wayback Machine at www.archive.org.

NOTE: The UK regulatory body, the General Chiropractic Council, claims that it is 'protecting patients' and 'setting standards'. However, the legislative framework for the practice of chiropractic in the UK does not specify the style or the scope of practice. This allows UK chiropractors to recommend and administer a number of treatments which are not supported by reliable scientific research (e.g. vitalistic subluxation-based care, craniosacral therapy, applied kinesiology and regular wellness/corrective/preventive maintenance care, etc.).

 

Related links

Latest news UK chiropractic issues Beware the spinal trap
Research and efficacy The Meade Report criticism Vaccination concerns
Risks Various concerns Craniosacral Therapy
Safe for children? Sandra Nette v. Stiles et al Applied Kinesiology
Treating children Chiropractic (questionable)  
Read the original article

UK support and pressure group. Highlights and questions the many grey areas of statutory regulation in the UK. The group is particularly concerned with neck manipulation and stroke issues and the effectiveness of the UK regulatory body, the General Chiropractic Council, in its role of protecting patients and setting standards. See the correspondence between Action for Victims of Chiropractic (AVC) and the General Chiropractic Council (GCC) in the Latest News section of this link. NOTE: Regarding neck manipulation, the risk/benefit ratio for the procedure appears to in question due to the availability of safer options.

Read the original article

A skeptical guide to chiropractic history, theories and current practices

Read the original article

Includes advice on neck manipulation, the scope of chiropractic, the need for treatment, x-rays, pregnancy and childbirth, chiropractic and children, chiropractic techniques, chiropractic devices, complications of treatment, chiropractic education, consumer protection, and interprofessional relations. By Samuel Homola, D.C. (Chirobase)

Read the original article

Topic-focused reference, index and resource guide at Science Based Medicine.

Read the original article

Articles and links about the dangers of chiropractic treatment, along with stories of litigation, fraud and bogus claims.

Read the original article

Skeptical articles and links about the chiropractic profession

Read the original article

A skeptical chiropractic discussion forum founded by Allen Botnick DC. Its purpose is to encourage critical investigation of chiropractic topics.

Read the original article

A volunteer group of individuals who provide consultations on complications due to neck manipulation. Includes an outline of the problem, case studies, a database of victims, and a summary of what chiropractors are saying.

Read the original article

A commentary on the paper 'A systematic review of systematic reviews of spinal manipulation', [Ernst E, Canter PH., Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine Vol 20 April 2006, pp189-193]. The review concluded that there was little evidence that spinal manipulation was effective in the treatment of any medical condition.

Read the original article

A PowerPoint presentation by Harriet Hall, M.D. [NOTE: Some of the frame sizes need to be reduced in order to view the accompanying notes in full.]

Read the original article

Video presentation of William Kinsinger, MD, speaking to a class of graduating physical therapists about chiropractic. Dr Kinsinger is an anaesthiologist who, since 1990, has conducted investigations and research of the chiropractic industry. He is also associated with the Neck911 network, a volunteer organisation devoted to raising awareness of injuries associated with the practice of chiropractic. (Approx. 42 mins)

Read the original article

This group has helped hundreds of victims of chiropractic stroke. It was formed to raise public awareness about the risk of stroke and death with chiropractic cervical spinal adjustments, to find others who were injured this way, and to prevent future needless suffering.