J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 1983 Dec; 6(4): 197-201.
Prevalence of diagnoses on the basis of radiographic evaluation of chiropractic cases.
The use of plain film radiography has long been a staple of the chiropractic profession. Radiographic examinations are a valuable tool in the chiropractic diagnosis of a patient's condition. This study shows the results of a review of all the radiographic examinations performed in the Janse Chiropractic Clinic during the 1982 calendar year. The diagnosis are classed as musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, or abdominal. The multiplicity and variety of diagnoses in each classification is discussed in order to advise the chiropractic physician of the need for careful skilled interpretation of all radiographic series that are performed.