70% of GPs won’t refer to chiropractors

More than 70% of GPs say they won’t refer patients to chiropractors because of concerns over the efficacy and safety of their treatments, an Australian Doctor poll suggests.

The chiropractic profession is in turmoil amid claims that a substantial number of chiropractors are using spinal manipulation on children and babies, as well as purporting to treat conditions ranging from asthma to diabetes.

State health ministers have called for the Chiropractic Board of Australia to take action against rogue practitioners after a YouTube video surfaced of a Melbourne chiropractor manipulating