What does the concept of "non-organic signs/symptoms" mean to chiropractic MSK specialists?

Vernon, Howard
March 2011
Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association;Mar2011, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p12
Academic Journal
The author reflects on what the concept of non-organic signs/symptoms means to chiropractic musculoskeletal specialists. He suggests that non-organic signs and symptoms (NOS) have been included in assessments of spine pain patients for decades. He argues that research suggests that there is a strong endorsement of the nexus of concepts around “exaggeration”, “malingering” and “inconsistency" and that chiropractors take the attitude that NOS reflect consciously motivated behavior.


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