Tag Archive for chiropractic

Hmm, wonder why chiropractor would have to “sneak into” a hospital

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The board director and president-elect of the Chiropractors Association of Australia resigns over an unauthorised hospital visit to treat a baby. Source: Chiropractors Association of Australia president-elect resigns over unauthorised treatment of baby in hospital Dr Helen Alevaki reportedly used a closed Facebook group to reveal she had made “sneaky” visits to a Melbourne maternity…

Dr. Wallace Sampson, advocate for science-based medicine, dies

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Dr. Wallace Ira Sampson, 85, passed away on May 25, 2015 in California. We are very saddened at the news and remember Dr. Sampson’s great contributions to the public discussion about “alternative medicine”. Wallace Sampson Obituary Dr. Sampson was the editor in chief of the Scientific Review of Alternative Medicine, a blogger and editor emeritus at Science-Based Medicine,…

Another case of neck trauma reported after chiropractic manipulation

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A newly published case study reveals that a young woman experienced neck trauma after chiropractic adjustment. As more of these incidents come to light, chiropractic side effects are seen to be a hazard, real, and totally UNNECESSARY. Chiropractic has genuine risks to weigh against any possible (disputed) benefits. Is it worth it? Vertebral artery dissection…

Hazards of chiropractic: Premature death from neck manipulation

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Astounding negligence by chiropractic office to not call for help. But there is a deeper problem here. 30-year-old dies after visit to the chiropractor | KFOR.com. Jeremy had a stroke at the chiropractor’s office. After his stroke, the family says no one in the office called 9-1-1.  Instead, they called Jeremy’s dad, Lynn, who is a…

Chiropractors get their spine out of place over critique

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A new audit reveals that Medicare funds millions and millions on chiropractic care. A Forbes author asserts patients would be better served by actual medical doctors. That rattled some bones in the chiropractic camp. New Medicare Data Reveal Startling $496 Million Wasted On Chiropractors. The 2012 Medicare data reveals that in 2012, Medicare paid $496…

3Cs: Christian, chiropractor, cult

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A charismatic chiropractor is fronting a doomsday cult, say parents of college-aged girls now involved in his massage therapy practice. Christian chiropractor’s ‘commune’ of women part of discount massage ‘cult,’ parents say. Parents and friends of college-age women in Michigan believe that a local chiropractor uses his business as a front for a doomsday cult.…

Chiro mal-practice: Another stroke claim, settled in court

ANOTHER case of stroke associated with chiropractic. Jury awards Limestone man $575,000 over claims he had stroke after chiropractor’s treatment | AL.com. A Madison County jury late Friday awarded a Limestone County man $575,000 in a malpractice case where the plaintiff argued he had a stroke as a result of chiropractic treatment on his neck.…

Broken vertebrae in baby deemed not related to chiropractic (UPDATE)

In an update to this story about chiropractic treatment supposedly to blame for causing a fractured vertebrae of a four-month-old baby last year, the chiropractors was deemed not at fault. Chiropractor cleared over ‘break’ | The Australian. An expert report undertaken by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, a federal body set up to replace…

Alt med groups lobbying their way into health care coverage

Make no mistake. This is serious. If we let these ineffective treatments in, it just costs more for the rest of us. We need to be aware of this attempt Alternative Medicine Providers Show Their Greedy Side – Forbes. A growing lobby is Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM ) providers, who have discovered a new…

Sandra Nette, victim of chiropractic, pens book about experience

A book published this past June chronicles the story of a woman who suffered an injury on the chiropractic table that led to paralysis. About Blink – Life After Locked In Syndrome, by David and Sandra Nette. Sandy suffered her stroke after a rapid upper neck manipulation performed by a chiropractor. This neck manipulation was…

Chiropractors in Australia disassociate with anti-vax claims

A positive sign but how can you take the idea out of their heads when their practice is based on nonsense to begin with? Chiropractors pushing anti-vaccination line face crackdown, audits. Chiropractors will be forced to stop making anti-vaccination and other misleading claims in a crackdown on shonky operators from the profession’s governing board. Earlier…

Paralyzed: A third visit to a chiropractor results in tragedy

A case study published in May in a medical legal journal reveals the potential harm in chiropractic. It’s not small potatoes, that’s for sure. Another wheelchair filled with the help of a chiropractor | Edzard Ernst. Ernst describes the case. You can read the actual case study here. A 45 year old male with presented…

Bill in Virgin Islands would increase scope of practice for chiropractors

This is so not a good idea. Bill would give chiropractors some physician status – News – Virgin Islands Daily News. A medical doctor voiced concerns at a Senate committee hearing Wednesday about a bill that would expand the scope of practice for chiropractors in the territory, while local chiropractors testified in support of the…

Animal chiropractic: Not all it’s cracked up to be

It sounds all nice and lovely – no surgery, no drugs, ease the animal’s pain… but, it makes no sense. Animal chiropractors say their drugless, non-surgical adjustments are cheaper than vet care – The Washington Post. Thirty years ago, Dr. Gene Giggleman was a veterinarian who thought chiropractors were quacks. Since then, he says he’s…

Chiropractic care for kids called into question

This is a very poorly written article but it illustrates an issue all parents and caregivers should be aware of. ‘Extreme’ chiropractors’ practices ‘child abuse’ | 3AW Tom Elliott. A group of ‘extreme’ chiropractors have been called into question, with one senior doctor believing claims chiropractic treatment can cure serious paediatric illnesses were effectively ‘child…

Family claims dog is better through chiropractic

Hmm. Me thinks this isn’t so straightforward as they say. Family Uses Chiropractor To Save Dog’s Life « CBS Los Angeles. Chomp started having problems with his legs shortly before the family noticed that they started giving out. In addition, he became excessively sensitive to the touch, and would wimper loudly when anyone tried. Mike…

Another push for quackery in the military

Army urged to do more with alternative medicine techniques. When the pills didn’t work, Army Brig. Gen. Rebecca Halstead teamed up with her chiropractor to find a holistic solution to her chronic pain. And that worked. “Success is a team sport,” she said at last week’s Foundation for Chiropractic Progress 10th anniversary gathering at the…

Complementary meds for kids: Parents not consulting with doctors

This study result is a bit disturbing. It suggests parents are more readily seeking out alt med for kids but aren’t informed by a real medical expert, their doctor. More kids taking alternative therapies, but doctors rarely told: study | CTV News. A growing number of Canadian children with chronic illnesses are being treated with…

Obamacare covers alternative medicine treatments

This sounds disturbing. Obamacare to cover acupuncture, alternative medicine. Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), otherwise known as “Obamacare,” what is now called alternative medicine may become as accessible and as widely accepted as conventional medicine. The controversial act specifically mentions complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and integrative healthcare in seven different…

Child “holistically” starved, mistreated, and lacked medical care

Minnesota couple accused of starving, abusing adopted son; 8-year-old is malnourished | StarTribune.com. A Minnesota couple are accused of starving their 8-year-old adopted son, feeding him only liquid and putting an alarm on his door so he would not steal food, according to criminal charges that say the boy was so malnourished his bones protruded…

Chiropractors jumping on chance to capitalize on meningitis scare

In wake of meningitis case some argue drugs, surgery used too often to treat back pain. As the country continues to reel from a fungal meningitis outbreak — linked to a tainted steroid used to treat back pain — that has sickened 386 people in 19 states and killed 28, the medical industry is debating…

Texas school allows chiropractors to give physicals after they complained

WFISD waffles on physicals by chiropractors » Times Record News. In a flip-flop decision, the Wichita Falls Independent School District will recommend to board members Monday that chiropractors be allowed to give pre-sports physicals to junior high and high school students. This comes after WFISD Athletic Director Kenny Catney recommended Aug. 21 to bar chiropractors…