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Lessons learned from cases of rib fractures after manual therapy: a case series to increase patient safety

May 14, 2020

Objective: To identify commonalities among cases of rib fractures after spinal manipulative therapy (SMT); discuss chiropractors’ case management perspectives; and propose strategies for prevention and/or management of future cases. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with chiropractors who identified cases of rib fractures after SMT at a chiropractic institution’s teaching clinics. Patient characteristics, incident characteristics, and

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Craniocervical chiropractic procedures – a précis of upper cervical chiropractic

June 16, 2015

Presented here is a narrative review of upper cervical procedures intended to facilitate understanding and to increase knowledge of upper cervical chiropractic care. Safety, efficacy, common misconceptions, and research are discussed, allowing practitioners, chiropractic students, and the general public to make informed decisions regarding utilization and referrals for this distinctive type of chiropractic care. Upper

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Statin induced myopathy presenting as mechanical musculoskeletal pain observed in two chiropractic patients

June 13, 2014

Lipid lowering drugs, such as statins, are commonly used to treat approximately 10 million Canadians affected by hypercholesterolemia. The most commonly experienced side-effect of statin medication is muscle pain. Statin induced myopathy consists of a spectrum of myopathic disorders ranging from mild myalgia to fatal rhabdomyolysis. The following is a presentation of 2 cases of

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