The need for a chiropractic adverse events reporting system in Australia

  title={The need for a chiropractic adverse events reporting system in Australia},
  author={John E. Cunningham and Joanne Benhamu and David Hawkes},
  journal={Medical Journal of Australia},
TO THE EDITOR: Following media reports of a complaint to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency regarding a 4-month-old baby’s neck fracture following chiropractic treatment for apparent torticollis,1 the president of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia stated that “not a single serious adverse event has been recorded in the literature (worldwide) involving a qualified chiropractor treating a child since 1992”.2 However, an examination of the medical literature on adverse… 

Service utilisation trends in the manual therapy professions within the Australian private healthcare setting between 2008 and 2017

Although manual therapy service utilisation increased throughout the ten-year period from 2008 to 2017, the annual growth declined, including significantly greater decline in annual growth for chiropractic than for osteopathy and physiotherapy.

Upper Trunk Brachial Plexus Palsy Following Chiropractic Manipulation

The case is presented of a patient who developed an acute brachial plexus upper trunk palsy following spinal manipulative therapy, which has never been reported following spinal manipulation.