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Inappropriate Use of the Title “Chiropractor”

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Inappropriate Use of the Title “Chiropractor”

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Chiropractic & Osteopathy 2006 (Aug 22);   14 (1):   16 ~ FULL TEXT



The results of this year-long prospective review suggests that the words chiropractor and chiropractic manipulation are often used inappropriately by European biomedical researchers when reporting apparent associations between cervical spine manipulation and symptoms suggestive of traumatic injury. Furthermore, in those cases reported here, the spurious use of terminology seems to have passed through the peer-review process without correction.

Additionally, these findings provide further preliminary evidence, beyond that already provided by Terrett, that the inappropriate use of the title chiropractor and term chiropractic manipulation may be a significant source of over-reporting of the link between the care provided by chiropractors and injury. (more…)