A potential role for chiropractic in occupational health and safety

P. Tuchin

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The 'traditional' role for chiropractors was treatment of spinal conditions. Several recent studies have documented good outcomes for chiropractic management of specific conditions. Part of this success could be attributed to encouragement of early and active participation by the patient, which is in accordance with the focus of modern occupational health and safety practices. However, other factors that could influence the outcome have not been clearly identified. A pilot study was conducted to assess which factors could be identified and how significant they were to the outcome of management. This paper also assesses a possible role for increasing the involvement of chiropractors in preventive occupational health and safety and discusses the potential need for chiropractic treatment and its relative cost-effectiveness.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-505
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Occupational Health and Safety - Australia and New Zealand
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1995


  • Chiropractic services
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Workers compensation


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