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The scientific brief against chiropractic

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One article on PainSci cites College of Physicians and Surgeons of the Province of Quebec : Complete Guide to Low Back Pain

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After the age of 40, perfectly normal vertebral columns rapidly become rarer and rarer. It is unusual after that age to see spines without x-ray evidence of aging, including thinning of disks and thinning of articular surfaces. The longer a man lives, the more impressive the radiologic changes in his vertebral column become.

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