What to do when chiropractic treatment goes wrong

By on October 8, 2013

Last week in Australia, a baby’s neck has been broken after a chiropractic manipulation.  In Japan, the increasing number of  chiro treatments gone wrong has sparked public debates.  In an attempt to address public safety, the National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan has  apppointed the Japanese Association of Chiropractors (JAC) to establish safety guidelines.  The guidelines address key issues on advertising and legislation of non-regulated manual therapists including chiropractors.  Dr. Kei Takeyachi,  JAC executive director and owner of Tokyo Chiropractic, reveals that there are only about 850 qualified chiropractors in Japan out of 20,000 practitioners who have completed education following the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines and are currently registered with Japan Chiropractic Registers, a voluntary registration body.  Chiropractic, a manual and manipulative therapy concerned with treatment and prevention of neuro musculoskeletal system disorders, is  practiced in over 90 countries.  There are about 9,000 chiropractic centers all over Japan.

People are advised to verify the registration of chiropractor’s clinic  with JAC through its website http://www.jac-chiro.org/kensaku_allE.html

If you want to lodge a complaint about accidents or physical injury , visit The National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan (NCAC)  http://www.kokusen.go.jp/ncac_index_e.html

If you wish to report misrepresentation by false advertising, go to The Japan Advertising Review Organization (JARO)

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