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BEST PRACTICES

 

An Evidence-Informed Approach to Spinal Radiography in Vertebral Subluxation Centered Chiropractic Practice

Christopher Kent, D.C., J.D.
 

Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ August 31, 2017 ~ Pages 142-146

 

Abstract



An evidence-informed approach to the use of radiography in the assessment of vertebral subluxation is described.  Doctors of chiropractic are responsible for determining the safety and appropriateness of chiropractic care.  This responsibility includes the detection and characterization of vertebral subluxations, congenital and developmental anomalies which may affect the selection of chiropractic techniques, and conditions which may contraindicate certain chiropractic adjusting methods. Furthermore, radiography may disclose conditions requiring referral to another type of health care provider. Indications for the use of spinal radiography in chiropractic practice are presented.

Key Words:
Vertebral subluxation, radiographs, x-ray, practice guidelines, best practices, standard of care