Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Subluxation taught at University

A vertegral subluxation is a mythical flaw in the spine that only chiropractors can locate, doesn't show up on X-Rays and causes all known illnesses by pressing on nerves, thereby preventing the bodies innate intelligence (aka magical life-force) from healing the illness.

The theory is simple really, each part of the spine corresponds to a body part.
The spine is divided into sections, the neck area is the Cervical Spine (C), middle is the Thoracic Spine (T), lower back is the Lumbar Spine (L) before coming to the Sarcum and Coccyx.

So if you have heart trouble, it's because an invisible subluxation is pressing on nerve 2T. Ulcers occur in the stomach, so are caused by a subluxation at nerve 6T. Appendicitis is caused by a subluxation of the lower back 2L.

If this theory is correct, then why worry about
cholestoral and blood pressure for heart trouble? Just go to your local chiro and get the subluxation manipulated away. Why take anti-biotics for ulcers? It's not the pylori bacteria that causes ulcers, it's the subluxation again. Why take the risk of surgey for an inflamed appendix when cracking the lumbar spine can remove the subluxation causing the pain?

What really annoys me is that this unscientific twaddle is being taught to new unsuspecting students at
universities, where they teach neck manipulation. A close look at the course structure shows that the anatomy class for chiropractic students is an "complementary medicine" anatomy.

Before wasting your money on this bogus treatment, consider the risks, not only to your wallet, but your health.

Firstly, most chioropractors believe in
"maintenance" therapy. This has you coming back to see them week after week to make sure the subluxations that occur from week to week can be removed to ensure your "wellness".

Secondly, the neck is narrow, with vertebral arteries running virtually along the spine in the neck. Having your neck cracked can result in these arteries being
damaged and/or severed. If this happens, then you could be yet another person who has been killed or paralysed in the name of a theory that has no valid scientific basis.

"There is only one truth. How we interpret that truth is called belief."
"The presence of belief, does not indicate the existence of truth."


At Saturday, February 18, 2006 10:13:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To whom it may concern,
I am writing in regards to having recieved treatement by a chiropractor and coming out of it worse than when I went in, I have scholiosis and have had the surgery done somewhat 12 years ago. The Chiropractor (who seamed quite old school) did some sort of manual manipulation to my lower back and has caused what I believe to be a pinched nerve. The thing is I never actually went back(too worried), I have moved on since. For a whole year I have been to Acupuncture, Physio, Trigger Point Therapy even the Sports Med Clinic and not one practitioner has helped! One side of my lower back is begining to stick out more than my right side, the pain is still there (which also runs down the left leg)and I have just spent all my money for no answer & no help/cure??? Please if you can give some advise I would be very greatfull because I'm running out of places to go for help and money, sincerely x

At Wednesday, February 13, 2008 2:43:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps your chiropractor does not know what he or she is doing. Just like many medical doctors, there are good ones and not-so-good ones.

Chiropractic does work! I come from an allopathic background and belief system and yet I see that chiropractic is a more sane approach to health and wellness.

Who is this Kevin Paine person? From his Profile, he is an accountant. Wow... so now we have a bean-counter giving "expert" opinion on chiropractic care?! Blogs are like anal sphincters: Everyone has one and some are more prone to let expulse theirs.


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