Chiropractic and Placebos

Chiropractic and Placebos

Some dismiss the results our patients receive as merely the placebo effect. These cynics virtually ignore the mind/body connection that most forward-thinking health care experts are finally acknowledging. A placebo (from the Latin ‘I will please’) is often a sugar pill or some type of sham treatment designed to invoke the beliefs of the patient, and in the case…

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Need For a Referral

Need For a Referral

You don’t need a referral or permission from anyone to see a chiropractor. However, if you expect financial assistance from certain insurance plans, some policies dictate that certain approval steps be taken before commencing care. Sometimes these are granted freely and sometimes it’s virtually impossible. Be careful that you don’t allow your health to be compromised by the profit…

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Chiropractic For Children

Chiropractic For Children

Why would a child have a spine and nervous system problem? Traumatic births. Learning to walk. Slips. Falls. The list is endless. Yet, because children have such an adaptive capacity, these problems are often brushed off as “growing pains” or just a “phase they’re going through.” “As the twig is bent, so grows the tree.” Many patients report that…

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Medical Doctor Approval

Medical Doctor Approval

Most medical doctors are unfamiliar with chiropractic and the principles by which it works. Many are still operating under the policy perpetuated by the illegal boycott of chiropractors by the American Medical Association in the United States and the Australian Medical Association in Australia. On September 25, 1987, a United States Federal judge ruled that the AMA had violated…

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Why Fix it if it’s Not Broken?

Why Fix it if it’s Not Broken?

This is the “Let sleeping dogs lie” approach to health care! I feel fine. Why do I need to see a doctor? That’s the problem with the lifestyle-induced health problems facing our culture. They quietly fester in the background, slowly worsening, often without any obvious symptom. Arterial plaque builds up. Blood pressure rises. Certain foods now cause heartburn. Every…

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Receive Care as Long as You Like

Receive Care as Long as You Like

We’ve all heard the joke, “How many chiropractors does it take to change a light bulb? Only one but it takes 100 visits.” Funny. Ha-ha. The fact is, you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to. Many folks choose to continue their chiropractic care on some type of periodic basis for the rest of their lives. Others…

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Chiropractic Adjustments are Safe

Chiropractic Adjustments are Safe

The argument about safety concerns is an example of “junk science” and a perennial favorite by those who have an interest in discouraging people from seeking chiropractic care. Because of the popularity of this tactic, year after year it has been the subject of countless research projects. The result of these studies show complications from neck adjustments, the supposedly…

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Doctors Are Doctors. Chiropractors are Chiropractors.

Chiropractors are Chiropractors.

Your notion of a “real” doctor probably conforms to a prototype generated by the mass media. Many have come to think of a doctor as someone who prescribes advice and drugs or performs surgery. Sporting a white lab coat or surgical scrubs with a stethoscope at the neck, doctors are seen as all-knowing, omnipotent and able to save patients…

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Chiropractors are Well Educated

Chiropractors are Well Educated

The fact is, educational requirements for today’s chiropractor are among the most stringent of any of the health care professions. Several decades ago the education that chiropractors received was purposely narrow. Without the interest in prescribing medicines or performing surgery, chiropractic education focused on anatomy, the philosophy of natural healing, the wisdom of the body and adjusting techniques. Today’s…

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Chiropractic is Scientific

Chiropractic is Scientific

How do you define “scientific?” If you define it as the systematic pursuit of knowledge involving the recognition of a problem, the collection of data through observation and experiment and then testing the resulting hypotheses, then today’s chiropractic is quite scientific. Because it’s based on the scientific fact that the nervous system controls and regulates virtually every cell, tissue,…

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