Index to Chiropractic Literature
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  Title Chiropractic care for infants and children – there is no evidence for it and it is dangerous? A selective review of the literature and commentary [review]
URL http://www.cjaonline.com.au/index.php/cja/article/view/105
Journal Chiropr J Aust. 2016 ;44(3):Online access only p 222-233
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Publication Type Review
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Objective: Recent popular press commentary in Australia has raised concerns around the safety and evidence base for the chiropractic care of infants and children. This has led to statements such as “doctors speak out against chiropractors treating children” and “doctors at war with chiropractors over treatment of babies and children”. This selective review of the literature and commentary explores these issues.

Methods: Problems in assessing clinical interactions that involve a hands on approach with an objectivist quantitative methodology designed for a traditional western medical approaches (such as medication) versus a pragmatic constructivist methodology are discussed. Both PubMed and the Central Queensland University (CQU) Library database were searched using the terms “pediatric AND chiropractic”.

Results: The PubMed search returned 126 hits, and the CQU Library search returned 939 hits. A systematic review of the entire literature base is beyond the remit of this selective review and commentary, however, selected relevant literature is reviewed below.

Conclusion: The literature reviewed does not support the claim that the chiropractic care of children and infants has no evidence to support the practice, or the claim that chiropractic care of children and infants is dangerous.

Author keywords: Chiropractic; Pediatrics; Evidence-Based Clinical Practice

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