June 1, 2010 — Radiography is a scientifically proven and useful modality to evaluate human spinal anatomy and pathology in chiropractic practice. Routine radiography is the standard of practice in chiropractic and has been for nearly 100 years.
To support the chiropractor’s use of radiography to detect and measure the biomechanical component of the subluxation and to show that it is safe and clinically appropriate to x-ray patients, including both adults and children, the ICA has published a document titled “Practicing Chiropractors Committee on Radiology Protocols” (PCCRP).
The document has been accepted for inclusion in the National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC).
The PCCRP document is a comprehensive evaluation of the chiropractic and biomedical literature on the topic of the utilization of x-ray in a chiropractic setting and can be a valuable resource to counter the determinations of insurance companies when they refuse to reimburse for radiographic services or declare them “investigational and experimental.”
This is a document that all DCs should have on their desk because it provides the evidence to support using methods and following clinical protocols that rely on x-ray analysis to determine management of care. To purchase a copy call 800-346-5146.
Source: International Chiropractors Association, www.chiropractic.org