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Physicians, Chiropractors Still Out of Alignment



Chiropractors and medical doctors have been clashing for years and there's no end in sight. The dispute may get nastier as the demand for spine care increases while the healthcare reform law promises to extend more reimbursement to DCs.



1 comments on "Physicians, Chiropractors Still Out of Alignment"
John Jaffe (4/5/2013 at 1:32 AM)

The only rational way to resolve this long-running debate is to hold ALL healthcare providers to the same standard[INVALID]evidence for efficacy of their treatments and credible proof that they have adequate training to carry out these treatments. Opposition to chiropractic by physicians isn't only, or even mainly, on economic grounds as it's often portrayed by chiropractors. There is legitimate and well-founded concern and considerable empirical evidence of chiropractors performing tests and procedures for which there is no demonstrated efficacy. And the issue is economic as well[INVALID]for whatever reason(s), some chiropractors are notorious for prolonged repetitive "treatments", often of dubious value, with attendant large costs. If the feds are serious about keeping medical costs down, all serious students of the issue agree that the provision of the right care in the right setting by the right people, is the most cost-effective way to do so.