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What is a nonallopathic lesion of the:1.
Sacral Spine2. Lumbar Spine3.
Thoracic Spine4. Cervical Spine

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  1. Can you explain what nonallopathic lesion of the thoracic region is and if I need to go see a doctor for this or if this is a common finding in a 40 year old female. Thanks

  2. 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.

  3. There is no such thing. The term is used by some shady chiropractors acting as if they are the only ones capable of diagnosing a non existent subluxation. Steer clear of any chiropractor that uses the term.

    • IF THERE IS NO SUCH THING WHY IS THERE A ICD9 CODE FOR THIS DIAGNOSIS…MORE COMMONY KNOWN AS CERVICAL, THORACIC,AND LUMBAR SEGMENTAL DISORDERS. GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT OR DON’T AND BE HAPPY THAT YOU MISINFORMING OTHERS.

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