Updated: January 2021
- A rapid review assessed the clinical utility of before and after spine radiographic analysis for structural and functional evaluation. “Rapid literature reviews”(World Health Organization) are a more expedient and affordable means of providing an overview of relevant evidence as compared to a systematic review. After applying all criteria, 176 full text articles were screened and 23 appraised. There were no relevant studies that assessed the clinical utility of routine or repeat spinal radiographs in the absence of red flags. Due to the risks of ionizing radiation, and the lack of evidence for the radiographic evaluations, the authors recommended against the use of routine or repeat evaluation of the structure and function of the spine. FREE FULL TEXT
A literature synthesis of Chiropractic Care as it relates to Diagnostic Imaging — an academically rigorous analysis of all the available scientific literature using internationally accepted tools to rate each article according to specific criteria indicating only what we can conclude with supportable, scientific evidence.