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…

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.…

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

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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…

Chiropractors brazenly adjusting babies can cause serious injury (UPDATE: CAA wants retraction)

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An exclusive by the Sydney Morning Herald calls for immediate drastic measures against chiropractors. Call for age limit after chiropractor breaks baby’s neck. A baby’s neck has been broken by a chiropractor in an incident doctors say shows the profession should stop treating children. Melbourne paediatrician Chris Pappas cared for a four-month-old baby last year…

Chiropractors in Australia disassociate with anti-vax claims

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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…

Chiropractic care for kids called into question

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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…

Another push for quackery in the military

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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…

Obamacare covers alternative medicine treatments

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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…

Texas school allows chiropractors to give physicals after they complained

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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…