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, 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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    How to recognize good chiropractic care

    This is useful.

    Dr. Peter Stanton, a chiropractic orthopedist from Burke, Virginia, offers these guidelines for identifying a chiropractic physician and the expected course of events during chiropractic care.

    How does your chiropractor measure up?

    Avoid chiropractors who?

    • Emphasize “philosophy” or tout their treatment as a substitute for general medical care
    • Apply pressure sales techniques or rely on their charismatic personalities
    • Insistence on taking x rays of every patient

    Typical treatment scenario.

    • A trial of 2 to 3 weeks of care consisting of 4 to 6 treatments
    • Noticeable improvement during that time
    • End treatment if you are no longer making progress
    • Instruction on the use of complementary home care such as exercises, stretching, and proper ergonomics


    • Do not return for weekly “maintenance visits” when treatment is finished.
    • One visit every few months should be enough to maintain joint mobility for most patients.

    9/13/07 10:17 JR

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