The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

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    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Chiropractic and whiplash injury

    An article in the Archives of Internal Medicine reports that patients who see general practitioners and receive a “low intensity of care” recover from their injuries more quickly compared with those who see general practitioners for more intensive care.

    • Patients who see chiropractors and a medical practitioner have slower recoveries.
    • Those who see only chiropractors and receive a high intensity of care have the slowest recovery.

    In other words, the more intensive care provided by a more specialized healthcare provider results in the slowest recover.

    Hmm.

    Might there be a connection between these findings and an earlier article published in The New England Journal of Medicine, which reported, “The elimination of compensation for pain and suffering is associated with a decreased incidence and improved prognosis of whiplash injury.”

    Furthermore, what are the implications for any attempt to document the value of chiropractic intervention in a condition that is susceptible to these factors?

    6/25/06 11:34 JR

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