What alternative health

practitioners might not tell you



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"The peak body representing chiropractors says a Melbourne doctor's claim that an infant's neck was broken during a chiropractic treatment last year is wrong. However, the paediatrician involved, Dr Chris Pappas, has stood by his diagnosis of the baby's injury and said a thorough investigation excluded any other possible causes...national president of the Chiropractors' Association of Australia Dr Laurie Tassell said an expert report on the case commissioned by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and cited in The Australian showed the baby's neck had not been broken. In a written statement, Dr Tassell said the baby had a condition known as congenital spondylolysis, a malformation of the spine that ''can be confused with a 'hangman's fracture'.'' Dr Tassell declined to be interviewed or to comment on whether he had a copy of the report, but said the chiropractor who treated the infant had not applied sufficient force to cause a fracture." Julia Medew, The Age (17th October 2013)