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Chiropractic Lacks Evidence for the Treatment of Childhood Disease

Winnipeg Free Press, May 03 2010
Recent articles published by a variety of Canadian newspapers have promoted chiropractic treatments for children suffering from colic, ear infections, and digestive problems [Doctor of Chiropractic, C. Chatzoglou, April 30, 2010, Winnipeg Free Press (WFP)]. Such articles do a great disservice to children, their parents, and the practice of medicine in Canada as there is no reliable evidence to suggest these treatments are at all effective, and they are based on a pseudoscientific theory. 

Critical Appraisal of Chiropractic for Pediatric Care

For a downloadable version, click here.
Toronto, Ont. (May 10 2010)— Recent articles published in several Canadian newspapers promote chiropractic as a remedy for a range of illnesses in children, suggesting that spinal manipulations can be beneficial in the treatment of pediatric maladies such as ear infections, colic and digestive problems. In response to these unfounded claims, the Committee for the Advancement of Scientific Skepticism (CASS) has produced a scientific rebuttal, available at