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American Agenda (Medicine: Back Pain) #140151

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 18, 1992
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(Studio: Forrest Sawyer) Report introduced.

(No location given: Tim Johnson) Expensive, highly questionable chiropractic treatment for serious back pain examined. [Chiropractor Dr. Cary ROTHENBERG - comments on the field.] Procedure of forceful spinal manipulation under anesthesia carried out at Buena Park Doctors Hospital outside Los Angeles described; scenes shown. [Accident victim Deborah FONSECA - comments.] [Los Angeles Chiropractic College Dr. Alan ADAMS - says no controlled studies have been done.] Issue of treatment's cost and risks noted. [Hospital administrator Bob TROUTMAN, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas, Incorporated, medical director Dr. David SOWELL, back pain expert Dr. Alf NAKINSEN - talk about the safety of the procedure.]

Reporter(s):
Johnson, Tim;
Sawyer, Forrest
Duration:
00:04:30

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