Surely The Virginian-Pilot will be interested.......

Coming soon.......

Chiropractors Seem Proud of Their 100-Plus Years History...What Aren't They Telling You?

What they aren't telling you is that since 1895 absolutely nothing has changed...well, that's not true. They've added a bunch more of bogus and pseudoscientific so-called treatments, but the basic subluxation stuff is still around and is still being taught in chiropractic schools.

Hmmm. What would you say if you went for an appointment with a real doctor and, they said they were only using treatments and knowledge prior to 1895. Yes, no blood tests, no vaccines, no up-to-date surgical EEG, no EKG...well, you get the idea.

What am I Trying to Accomplish Here?

The main purpose of this blog is to educate consumers by providing information about the so-called chiropractic profession.

At the same time I am going to work as hard as I can to bring before The Virginia Department of Health Professions how chiropractors are violating many of the rules of practice. The weirdest aspect of all of this, is surely someone must know that most of what the chiropractors are doing is not evidence-based and provides no value at all: therapeutic, medical, treatment, or diagnostic. I just can’t understand this. Time will tell ladies and gentlemen…..

The Chiropractic Avenger

Hell no! We Aren't Going to Pay for That Crap!

American Speciality Health (ASH) is one of the largest administrators of complimentary and alternative treatments, including chiropractic.
Out of the 81 so-called treatments that are listed with ASH, 53 of them would make the chiropractor ineligible to be one of their providers. Forty-eight of the treatments are termed scientifically implausible. Yep, they don't work, they do nothing, and there is no scientific evidence to support their use.
You know, you couldn't make this stuff up...and, it's gets better. As I'm writing this, students all over the country are in chiropractic colleges being taught this stuff.
Should we believe that all of those teachers actually believe this stuff works? Or, would it be worse that they teach what they know to be junk science? Either way it seems that they'd be at least to some extent deluded or just outright charlatans.
I'm sure their students must stand tall and proud....

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Folks, believe me, chiropractors are not real doctors--forget the white coat for a moment. Please do not use them instead of a general practioner.....

Yes, I know they advertise and tell you they can treat just about anything: diabetes, bed wetting, learning disabilities...well, you get the idea. Folks, they can't treat spit.

Hey, most studies indicate that they can't even treat lower back pain much better than a little bed rest and the passage of time. Oh, well.

Anyway, I remember someone who once said, Hey, I went to see Carl today. Oh, who is Carl? Swelling up with pride, My chiropractor. Hmmm. Why? Well, I was having gastrointestinal problems. Oh, let's see. You were having gastrointestinal problems and you went to a chiropractor (Yes, I'll admit it, this was before I learned about the miracle of Applied Kinesiology.). Hmmm. What happened? Oh, he prescribed (Hey, sold her....) some herbs, supplements (whatever, just fill in the blank). Hmmm. Did that help? It gave me diarrhea.

Hey, another success story. Can't top that one.