Index to Chiropractic Literature
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  Title Blum on Kent & Costello. Regarding the 'Prevalence of abnormal findings in a cohort of 737 patients referred for MRI examination by doctors of chiropractic and potential neurological consequences associated with vertebral subluxation' [letter]
URL https://www.apcj.net/papers-issue-2-2/#BlumonKent
Journal Asia-Pac Chiropr J. 2021 ;2(2):1-3
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Herein lies the problem that I have; no matter how much I want to believe in subluxations, the evidence is yet to be convincing. In the past 30 years or so of clinical practice I don’t really recall any patient who had a completely normal cervical or lumbar MRI. I wonder, what can this possibly mean?

It seems that imaging findings may not be not the best predictor of what type of vertebral subluxations, osseous pathology, neuropathology, or associated discopathy might be presenting with a patient. While there is a general philosophy that if there isn’t any pain then everything is fine, this is where I give myself some pause.

Perhaps Kent could discover a relationship between the nature of MRI findings and the patient’s presentation. This is the nature of the work which would really advance subluxation-based chiropractic.

Response to: Prevalence of abnormal findings in a cohort of 737 patients referred for MRI examination by doctors of chiropractic and potential neurological consequences associated with vertebral subluxationAnnals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. 2021.

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