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Apr 17, 2013 15:24:11 GMT -5 Quote Post by Allen Botnick DC on Apr 17, 2013 15:24:11 GMT -5

After much resistance from practicing DCs wikipedia finally concluded their article on chiropractic. Overall It was very unfavorable.


The scientific consensus is that chiropractic may be on a par with other manual therapies for some musculoskeletal conditions such as lower back pain, but that there is no credible evidence or mechanism for effects on other conditions, and some evidence of severe adverse effects from cervical vertebral manipulation.[9] The ideas of innate intelligence and the chiropractic subluxation are regarded as pseudoscience.[10]

The General Chiropractic Council, the statutory regulatory body for chiropractors in the United Kingdom, states that the chiropractic vertebral subluxation complex "is not supported by any clinical research evidence that would allow claims to be made that it is the cause of disease."[35]

A 2007 survey of Alberta chiropractors found that they do not consistently apply research in practice, which may have resulted from a lack of research education and skills.[58]

The largest chiropractic associations in the U.S. and Canada distributed patient brochures which contained unsubstantiated claims.[90]

Chiropractic is viewed as a marginal healthcare profession.[37] Public perception of chiropractic compares unfavorably with mainstream medicine with regard to ethics and honesty: in a 2006 Gallup Poll of U.S. adults, chiropractors rated last among seven health care professions for level of honesty and ethical standards, with 36% of poll respondents rating chiropractors very high or high; the corresponding ratings for the other professions ranged from 62% for dentists to 84% for nurses.[22][95][96]

The talk section of the article has a quote that current chiropractic student loan default rates are around 50% for 2009-2012. This parallels the 50% attrition rate in 5-10 years.
Last Edit: Apr 18, 2013 8:19:53 GMT -5 by Allen Botnick DC
"The real problem (isn't chiropractic but rather) society's tolerance of disproven theory, unsubstantiated claims and unethical professions."
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Jul 26, 2013 22:15:18 GMT -5 Allen Botnick DC likes this. Quote Post by chirosarenotdocs on Jul 26, 2013 22:15:18 GMT -5
Wow. . .every failed chiropractor should get a government bailout...the government gave legitimacy to this profession due to authorizing licensing and guaranteeing and giving student loans. But even after getting a full refund of tuition and living costs, the time wasted studying for this worthless degree will never be gotten back.
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"The real problem (isn't chiropractic but rather) society's tolerance of disproven theory, unsubstantiated claims and unethical professions." -A J Botnick DC

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