Chiro One scam? Anyone been to the chiropractor before?
Posted 04 January 2011 - 12:00 PM
This blog is exactly what it's like, and my post is the Jan. 4th one.
Anyone ever been to the chiropractor before though?
Posted 04 January 2011 - 01:13 PM
I think there is certainly a benefit to it, but don't go unless something is wrong, otherwise it's just like going to an eye doctor...you'll leave with new glasses on. ;)
Oh, as far as the company you posted about, I say stay far away. Find a local independent doc to see and not a chain.
Posted 04 January 2011 - 01:33 PM
In Michigan (and I can't speak for other states because I don't know), chiropractors are not licensed or allowed to treat more serious conditions such as disc herniations that often cause pain. They are only allowed to treat "subluxations". Unfortunately for patients, many chiropractors don't take the necessary radiographic studies to first determine if you have a more serious condition before initiating treatment. They often will at least take x-rays, but x-rays will only show the most serious herniations. X-rays will not show mild to moderate herniations, especially if a chiropractor is reading the x-rays himself as opposed to a neuroradiologist. X-rays also won't always show things like osteophytes which can then cause herniations. You could be left in a position where a chiropractor, without knowing anything more serious is wrong, attempts treatment only to worsen your condition.
Posted 04 January 2011 - 02:18 PM
Some of it sounds like voodoo, but I couldn't argue with the results.
Find a more reputable provider of the service.
WestSideBilly, on Jan 30 2010, 9:24 PM, said:
Posted 04 January 2011 - 02:44 PM
It sounds like Pete was pretty lucky to find someone that actually went to medical school and did chiropractic also. If you can find a good and credible one, then you're pretty lucky. Nothings better than finding out what's really wrong though before people start treating you, make sure your treaters have exhausted the diagnostic tests that can be done, otherwise, they could be flying blind. Measure twice, cut once if you're building my house, but measure ten times if you're doing something to my body.