Chiropractic in the United States: Belief Systems
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**Comments in red by Stephen Barrett, M.D. A. The Origin and Evolution of Chiropractic Belief Systems The chiropractic perspective on health and disease emphasizes two fundamental characteristics. (1) a testable principle suggesting that the structure and condition of the body influences how the body functions and heals and (2) an untestable metaphor that asserts that …

Chiropractic in the United States: Insurance Coverage
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**Comments in red by Stephen Barrett, M.D. A. Sources of Reimbursement for Chiropractic Services Although many patients still pay out-of-pocket for chiropractic services, most now have insurance that pays part of the cost. The two best sources of information about payment for chiropractic services are the annual survey of the members of the American Chiropractic …

Chiropractic in the United States: Role in Health Care System
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Chapter VII: Chiropractic in the Health Care System Robert D. Mootz, DC; William C. Meeker, DC, MPH; Cheryl Hawk, DC, PhD**Comments in red by Stephen Barrett, M.D.Chiropractic occupies a unique position in the United States health care system. It is the most widely disseminated indigenous American system of healing and the most frequently used type …

Chiropractic in the United States: Synopsis
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**Comments in red by Stephen Barrett, M.D. A. Synopsis of Monograph In the past several decades, chiropractic has undergone a remarkable transformation. Labeled an “unscientific cult” by organized medicine as little as 20 years ago (Getzendaner, 1987), chiropractic is now recognized as the principal source of one of the few treatments recommended by national evidence-based …

Chiropractic in the United States: Foreword
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**Comments in red by Stephen Barrett, M.D. One hundred years ago, the founder of the chiropractic profession, D. D. Palmer, reportedly used spinal manipulation to r estore a deaf janitor’s hearing. A series of events following this dramatic incident ultimately led to the establishment of what is now one of the largest health care professions …

Chiropractic in the United States: Contributors
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Editors Daniel C. Cherkin, PhD Senior Scientific Investigator Center for Health Studies Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound Seattle, Washington Robert D. Mootz, DC Associate Medical Director for Chiropractic Department of Labor and Industries Olympia, Washington Other Contributors Alan H. Adams, DC Vice President of Professional Affairs Los Angeles College of Chiropractic Whittier, California Ian …

Chiropractic in the United States: Contents
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This study, written by seven chiropractors and four other contributors, was sponsored by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research and published by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) in September 1997 as a 140-page report. Although the report contains valuable information about the chiropractic marketplace, it says almost nothing about the profession’s shortcomings. …

Chiropractic in the United States: Content of Practice
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**Comments in red by Stephen Barrett, M.D. A. Presenting Problems and Diagnoses Two studies of national scope have tried to describe what chiropractors actually do in practice. The first was a national survey of over 5,000 practicing chiropractors (Christensen, 1993), which asked what conditions patients presented with or had concurrently. The second, using data collected from …