To adjust or not to adjust? The importance of careful X-ray interpretation

Martin Timchur, Peter McCarthy, Christopher Oliver

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Abstract

Summary A case is presented of a 58-year-old male whose 3-month history of insidious onset low thoracic back pain coupled with failure to reproduce the symptoms during physical examination, led the practitioner to withhold spinal manipulation until the previous X-rays could be obtained. The cause of the back pain was eventually determined to be lytic metastases from a primary prostatic cancer. This case highlights the importance of always reviewing all patient films, even when accompanied by a radiologist report.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119 - 121
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Chiropractic
Volume10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2007

Keywords

  • x-ray
  • back pain
  • interpretation
  • lytic
  • metastases
  • tumour
  • prostate

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