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

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was 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.

  • Common sense considerations

    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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