September 30, 2011 — When the FCA was contacted by members last week about a negative article in the October 2011 issue of the Reader’s Digest, they immediately contacted the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (F4CP) to seek a rebuttal.
The F4CP responded via a letter by Gerard W. Clum, DC. The letter stated:
“The comments by Peter Lipson, MD, in your recent article ‘When Alternative Medicine Goes Wrong’ (Reader’s Digest, October 2011) related to chiropractic care were inaccurate and misleading to say the least.
“In 2008, an article published by Cassidy et al in the journal SPINE detailed the largest, most inclusive and in-depth study on the occurrence of vertebral artery dissection in history. The study included a review of nearly 110 million person-years for the occurrence of vertebral artery dissection in the province of Ontario, Canada. The researchers, using comprehensive provincial health records data, found no greater likelihood of a patient experiencing a vertebral artery dissection after seeing a chiropractor than after seeing their primary care physician.”
To read the letter in its entirety, click here.
Source: Florida Chiropractic Association, www.fcachiro.org