New Chiropractic Guidelines/Best Practices

The CCGPP Best Practices Lower Back Draft Document

From the CCGPP Web site:
Following a baseline study of the profession in 2000-2002, several years of planning, organization and collection of evidence relative to conditions commonly seen by chiropractic doctors in the United States, the Council on Chiropractic Guidelines and Practice Parameters (CCGPP) is pleased to release the lower back best practices chapter draft, the first of seven chapter drafts to be released over the next year. This is being released online at this time in order to solicit comments and, on this site, chiropractic doctors and other health care professionals can read the low back draft in its entirety.   CCGPP's desire is that chiropractic doctors and others will use this library of information as a decision-making tool and we have termed this the Chiropractic Clinical Compass©.
If you are an interested consumer, patient, third-party payor representative, representative of a governmental agency or other interested stakeholder, you may instead visit to examine a more abbreviated lower back draft summary and also to offer comments.

Clinical Practice Guideline on the Treatment of Adult Neck Pain Not Due to Whiplash

The Canadian Chiropractic Association and the Canadian Federation of Chiropractic Regulatory Boards Clinical Practice Guidelines Development Initiative (The CCA/CFCRB-CPG). Chiropractic clinical practice guideline: evidence-based treatment of adult neck pain not due to whiplash. J Can Chiro Assoc 2005; 49(3):160-209.

From Update News from the CCA (May 2006):
By now you should have received an information package containing the new Clinical Practice Guideline on the Treatment of Adult Neck Pain Not Due to Whiplash. The Guideline information package was accompanied by a binder in which to store this guideline, and subsequent guidelines which you will receive as they are developed. If you have not received your binder and information package, please click here to advise The CCA. A French-language version has been translated and is awaiting final approval. It will be distributed to all members who have requested the CPG in French.

Three new information hand-outs have been prepared to assist you in communicating with patients and other health professionals. There are two patient hand-outs: one on neck pain; and one on neck adjustment. The third is a hand-out for MDs. You can add your office stamp to all three hand-outs which can be photocopied for use in your practice.

The Neck Pain Guideline contains an in-depth analysis of risks associated with cervical manipulation and contraindications to care. All members are encouraged to thoroughly familiarize themselves with the Guideline, in particular Section 5 on managing the risk of adverse events.

Members are also reminded of the importance of obtaining written informed consent to all treatment. Standard informed consent forms can be obtained from the Canadian Chiropractic Protective Association or your provincial licensing board.

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