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Unformatted text preview: structural displacement, therefore visible on xrays. Research into significance of vertebral subluxation is ongoing. Doesnt have support of mainstream medicine and not based on solid science. Most Common treatment is High Velocity Low Amplitude thrusts (HVLA) Most Patients come for backpain (80%) HVLA no more effective than placebo controls. Similarities (osteopathy and chiropractic)-Both have the same ideology- abnormalities in bone structure leads to dysfunction of many internal organs-Both require ~4 years of additional schooling-Recognized in CA as doctor-Can be seen without recommendation from MD Differences (DO vs DC)-DC cannot enter MD residency programs, prescribe drugs/ surgery, or perform acupuncture without liscencing. DO can perform all the above.-DC can only practice maniupulation. Many DOs enter specialties to practice other....
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This note was uploaded on 08/30/2011 for the course BIO D124 taught by Professor Lin during the Summer '11 term at UC Irvine.
- Summer '11