Medical Management of Pediatric and Non-Musculoskeletal Conditions by Spinal Manipulation

There is a well established precedent by medical doctors, especially in Europe, of managing infant, paediatric and other patients for so-called organic conditions by spinal manipulation. There are also claims that chiropractic should not be used with this form of management for so-called visceral disorders because it does not quite meet the contemporary orthodox theories. This seems contradictory if not hypocritical when there is noted evidence in the medical literature itself of not only the rationale supporting these concepts, but evidence of medical doctors carrying out the same procedures for the same objectives on the same conditions.