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  1. Comment on: Effect of chiropractic treatment on primary or early secondary prevention: a systematic review with a pedagogic approach

    Username: Peter Emary, Disqus ID: peteremary

    5 April 2018

    Excellent and timely review. This paper challenges the assumptions and/or assertions made by too many within the chiropractic profession. There is an urgent need to train both students and clinicians in how to become critical consumers of research evidence. More importantly however, there is an urgent need to halt un-scientific and or unethical chiropractic practises that continue to exist. The public, and the profession, stand to benefit.

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  2. Comment on: Effect of chiropractic treatment on primary or early secondary prevention: a systematic review with a pedagogic approach

    Username: Peter Emary, Disqus ID: peteremary

    5 April 2018

    The chiropractic profession has its greatest opportunity to impact public health through conservative, evidence-based spine care. Spinal pain places a tremendous socioeconomic burden on society. And this is a global problem.

    Another worthy initiative in which chiropractors could significantly impact public health would be in the screening and early detection of skin cancers. As spine care experts chiropractors are well placed to screen for skin cancers on their patients, particularly on the skin of the back or neck where many patients and other healthcare providers may not see them. However, this requires that the chiropractor regularly gowns their patients so that they are not just treating through the patient’s clothes.

    In the end, if the profession—from its regulatory colleges and educational institutions right down to the individual practitioner—fully embraces an evidence-based, patient-centred model of care, chiropractic will secure a successful future for itself, its members, and the public it professes to serve.

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