Frequency and indication of non-musculoskeletal examinations: a cross-sectional survey of Quebec chiropractors - Chiropractic & Manual Therapies

February 29, 2024

Believing that another healthcare provider should perform the non-musculoskeletal evaluation was the main reason provided by chiropractors for not doing a non-musculoskeletal assessment. An estimated 3.1% of adult chiropractic patients seek care for a non-musculoskeletal condition, and that proportion is higher among paediatric patients [1]. When suspected, clinicians should request an ultrasound examination, as abdominal aortic aneurysms cannot be ruled out based only on the clinical examination. A similar reluctance to inquire about genitourinary symptoms and perform related physical examination procedures has been observed among other healthcare providers [28]. Our results might not generalize to chiropractors outside of Quebec since the training and context of practice might differ.

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