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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.).
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.
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)
Topic-focused reference, index and resource guide at Science Based Medicine.
Articles and links about the dangers of chiropractic treatment, along with stories of litigation, fraud and bogus claims.
The first experimental study of the basis of the theory demonstrates that it is erroneous. Edmund S. Crelin, Ph.D. (Chirobase)
A skeptical chiropractic discussion forum founded by Allen Botnick DC. Its purpose is to encourage critical investigation of chiropractic topics.
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.
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.
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.]
A grassroots non-profit victims organisation whose purpose is to raise awareness of injuries, strokes and deaths resulting from chiropractic upper neck manipulation.
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)
The latest news from Canada on the Nette v. Stiles et al Chiropractic Class Action Lawsuit. (In September 2007, Sandra Nette became tetraplegic following a chiropractic adjustment.)
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.