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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    More evidence against intensive whiplash treatment

    Once again, less is more.

    First, the details.

    The records of almost 1700 Canadian adults who sustained whiplash injuries were divided into initial patterns of care.

    • General practitioners, chiropractors, specialists
    • Number of visits (low vs high utilization)

    And the results.

    • The fasted recovery was in patients in the low-utilization general practitioner group and those in the general medical group.
    • By comparison, the 1-year rate of recovery in the high-utilization chiropractic group was 25% slower.
    • The low-utilization general practitioner plus chiropractic group recovery rate was 26% slower.
    • The high-utilization general practitioner plus chiropractic combined group the rate was 36% slower.

    The bottom line?
    It’s not the first time this has been reported. Earlier reports are summarized here, here, and here.

    Is it a reflection of the care? Or is it because more severe accidents lead to the combination of higher utilization and slower recovery?

    By all means, click this link for the best article.

    5/29/07 21:13 JR

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