Re: define nonallopathic lesion

unidentified problem which cannot be treated by allopathic medicine, aka traditional medicine. it is a very vague term used only by DCs (doctors of Chiropractics). the term suggests there is problem with the spine which can only be corrected by spinal adjustment. it is often used by Chirpractors as a diagnosis for spinal x-rays. 739 is the ICD-9 diagnosis code for "non-allopathic lesions, not elsewhere classified" 739.1, 739.2, and 739.3 are for non-allopathic lesions of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, respectively. the term lesion is often used by radiologists to describe a tumor or mass indentified during diagnostic imaging. to use it as a description for an intervertebral disc dysfuntion is misleading, at best.

Posted By Jamie on September 03, 2009 at 11:00:47:

In Reply to: define nonallopathic lesion posted by Judy Wirts on January 31, 2009 at 22:15:26:

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