Chiropractic treatment for children to face 'rigorous' review in B.C.

CBC News
March 06, 2019
Written by CBC News
The body that regulates chiropractors in B.C. is promising a thorough review of the scientific evidence about chiropractic treatments for children.

The move comes after the College of Chiropractors of B.C. received a complaint from a health-care professional about a chiropractor advertising therapies for kids, according to interim college registrar Richard Simpson.



+5 #2 Joe Ghorayeb 2019-03-18 15:25
Dr. Forsythe, unfortunately the rationale you offer to substantiate your claims is lacking.

By “cultural authority” if you mean to say that DCs should be the only professionals delivering manual therapy, it is clear that several other fields in health care employ manual therapy its part of their tool kit. Furthermore, your assertion that manipulation/ad justing of the spine confers any physiologic effect other than what may be expected (the sensation of feeling good as a result of therapeutic touch) is unsubstantiated in the literature. If you are privy to high quality evidence in this regard, please cite the references so that everyone may review your sources.

In fact, Dr. David Sackett is the known pioneer of evidence-based practice. Disparaging the younger generation of chiropractors wishing to practice in an evidence-based manner is neither helpful nor warranted.

Perhaps you may benefit from catching up with the times and the literature.
-4 #1 Dr. Dale Forsythe 2019-03-11 14:08
"You reap what you sow" would apply to our profession in Canada. Fifty years of promoting headaches, neck and back pain to Insurers and our public while limiting research to basically the same topics has left us in this state. Had we been promoting and focusing research on the relationship between spine and brain, spine and autonomic nerves and spine and peripheral nerves, we would have "Cultural authority" in these areas.

Instead we have a College that no longer uses the word subluxation, students and young chiropractors who do or want to do acupuncture instead of adjusting spines and also prescribe drugs.

Dr. David Eddy, MD, PhD. first used the term "Evidenced Base" about 30 years ago in writing about the lack of it in his profession. He also wrote in an article published in the BMJ, in 2001 that only 15% of western medical care has scientific validity behind it. Do you really think that that % has changed dramatically since?

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