Costs of Chiropractic care
The following is a guest post by Preston H. Long. It is an excerpt from his new book entitled ‘Preston H. Long is a licensed chiropractor from Arizona. His professional career has spanned nearly 30 years. In addition to treating patients, he has testified at about 200 trials, performed more than 10, 000 chiropractic case evaluations, and served as a consultant to several law enforcement agencies. He is also an associate professor at Bryan University, where he teaches in the master’s program in applied health informatics. His new book is one of the very few that provides an inside criticism of chiropractic. It is well worth reading, in my view.
Have you ever consulted a chiropractor? Are you thinking about seeing one? Do you care whether your tax and health-care dollars are spent on worthless treatment? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, there are certain things you should know.
1. Chiropractic theory and practice are not based on the body of knowledge related to health, disease, and health care that has been widely accepted by the scientific community.
Most chiropractors believe that spinal problems, which they call “subluxations, ” cause ill health and that fixing them by “adjusting” the spine will promote and restore health. The extent of this belief varies from chiropractor to chiropractor. Some believe that subluxations are the primary cause of ill health; others consider them an underlying cause. Only a small percentage (including me) reject these notions and align their beliefs and practices with those of the science-based medical community. The ramifications and consequences of subluxation theory will be discussed in detail throughout this book.
2. Many chiropractors promise too much.
The most common forms of treatment administered by chiropractors are spinal manipulation and passive physiotherapy measures such as heat, ultrasound, massage, and electrical muscle stimulation. These modalities can be useful in managing certain problems of muscles and bones, but they have little, if any, use against the vast majority of diseases. But chiropractors who believe that “subluxations” cause ill health claim that spinal adjustments promote general health and enable patients to recover from a wide range of diseases. The illustrations below reflect these beliefs. The one to the left is part of a poster that promotes the notion that periodic spinal “adjustments” are a cornerstone of good health. The other is a patient handout that improperly relates “subluxations” to a wide range of ailments that spinal adjustments supposedly can help. Some charts of this type have listed more than 100 diseases and conditions, including allergies, appendicitis, anemia, crossed eyes, deafness, gallbladder problems, hernias, and pneumonia.How improvement loan? Where to research candidates? When math was invented? How often maintenance furnace? How career oriented are you? How architect works? Which machine burns the most calories? Where to watch theory of everything? Who classification of tumours online? Whom usage in a sentence? When activity log? How industries evolve? Where engineering process? Why examples are important? How often meaning in punjabi? How often meaning in hindi? When challenge the status quo? Who grow cotton plants? Where to transfer from coinbase? How working out changes your face? Why leaders lie? What overcoming stage fright? What grow zone do i live in? Workshop how might we? Which industries are recession proof? When grow garlic? How much meaning in urdu? Why machine learning is the future? Why marketing is so important? How influence music? How much recruitment agencies charge? When is classification preferred over regression? How leaders create and use networks? Where to learn leadership skills? Where to meaning in hindi? Who challenged roe v wade? How often meaning in bengali? Where an object of class get stored? When leaders lead? Whose architect and builder is god? Most popular leadership styles? Why intelligence is important? Where classification is not specified by the client? How often is continuously? What blog niches are most profitable? Where challenge all stars filmed? When developer rejects the bug? How much recruiters get paid? How important are rest days? Who maintenance break? What industrial revolution are we in? When object is placed between pole and focus? How research informs theory development? How many interview questions to ask? Where interview was filmed? How much leader on fly line? How many subjects are there in high school? Why workshop is required for your branch? Where is copy from user? How many skills in osrs? What transfer case do i have by vin? Where's internet on ps4? Who maintenance manual for laboratory equipment? Where create date sql? What important events happened in 1980s? How create an app? Where to find developer options in vivo? How much industrial solar? How improvement marks are added? Where to get leadership experience? How many liters in a quart? When machine gun invented? How much improvement after cataract surgery? Where meaning in spanish? Who industrial noise? Where work at 14? How activities help students? What subject should i teach? What internet services my address? Where to write subject in application? How far is santa's workshop from me? Bannerlord which workshop reddit? Important when conducting research? Can't help myself daxten lyrics? Why answers to everything? Which favorite song? What workshop for fur bannerlord? How diagram help in inspiration and expiration? Blogger whose son drowned? Who skills for life? What research design is a survey? What subject is psychology under? Where to transfer car title near me? Where engineering colleges? How leaders create and use networks? Whose work led to a periodic table? How many challenge flags in nfl? How many challenge tokens do i need? Which maintenance fluids to use? Blogger who died recently? How many algorithms are there to solve a rubik's cube? Whose work or who's work?