Is chiropractic medicine pseudoscience?

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  • Is chiropractic medicine pseudoscience?


Answer #1 | 15/01 2017 01:24
If the patient believes they get benefit from the treatments, hooray for them. If the patient believes it is quackery, he/she will get no benefits. Same as visiting an astrologist.
Positive: 80 %
Answer #2 | 14/01 2017 02:42
First of all, its not "chiropractic medicine". Medicine has a State License, so do we, a different one. Both are Doctors. We focus on the spine, the support of the entire body, and how the brain communicates with everything else in body. When you get a cut, the body heals itself. With a properly funcitoning spine/ nervous system, the body heals itsself too.
Positive: 75 %
Answer #3 | 12/01 2017 05:41
Positive: 66.666666666667 %
Answer #4 | 12/01 2017 17:29
Yes,,it is.
Positive: 60 %
Answer #5 | 12/01 2017 16:58
If someone grabs you by the head and twists a release out of it and practically twists your arm off and you thank and pay him or her for it . Do you call that pseudoscience
Positive: 50 %
Answer #6 | 18/02 2017 00:43
Ok, first off my chiro pays only $4000 a year in malpractice ins., MD's pay much more, it's rare that someone submits a malpractice claim against a chiro. Next she's my closest friend, I've always found her to be honest with me. If you have doubts then I suggest you visit her office and talk with her patients that are in the waiting room and ask them. I have known her for almost 30 yr. and have talked about chiro and medicine with her and know these treatments work. Why people disbelieve I don't know.
Positive: 50 %
Answer #7 | 12/01 2017 22:56
subluxations...the things which "some" chiros treat are psuedo. Spinal manipulation for mechanical neck and back pain is a well studied modality in the US. It is covered by most insurance and medicare and medicaid. If you aren't in the US, it sounds like most chiropractors have not moved into the 21st century. Cannot help you there.
Positive: 50 %
Answer #8 | 13/01 2017 04:54
I personally wouldn't elevate it to pseudoscience. Quackery is more like it.....
Positive: 40 %
Answer #9 | 12/01 2017 12:22
Chiropractic is rooted in the pseudo scientific beliefs of it's inventor. D.D. Palmer. Early chiropractic displayed many characteristics of a religion. Both D.D. Palmer and his son, B.J. Palmer, seriously considered establishing chiropractic as a religion. Chiropractic “incorporated vitalistic concepts of an innate intelligence with religious concepts of universal intelligence,” which substituted for science. D.D. Palmer declared that he had discovered the answer to the time worn question, “What is life?” and added that chiropractic made “this stage of existence much more efficient in its preparation for the next step – the life beyond.” There are “straights” and 'mixers'. The 'straights' religiously adhere to D.D. Palmer’s notions of the “innate intelligence” and view subluxation as the sole cause and manipulation as the sole cure of all human disease practice pseudo medicine. They tend to be pro-disease in that they spout anti-vaccination myths. If they advertise that spinal manipulations can be used treat non-muscular skeletal conditions they are nothing more that quacks. such as: Depression, Migraines, Viral infection, Allergies, Child developmental and behavioural disorders, ADHD Autistic spectrum disorders, Asthma, Infantile colic, Bedwetting, Ear infections and digestive problems. Some even offer their services to farm animals and family pets! They might also offer other pseudo scientific modalities as part of their service, such as acupuncture, kinesiology and 'tapping'. The “mixers” are somewhat more open to science and conventional medicine, they know that chiropractic spinal manipulation is mostly limited to lower back pain and will refer their clients to conventional doctors for conditions and treatments that are beyond their scope. There are two different chiropractic professions that exist side by side “one that wishes to preserve the non-empirical, non-positivist, vitalist foundations (the straights) and the other that wishes to be reckoned as medical physicians and wishes to utilize the techniques and mechanistic viewpoint of orthodox medicine (the mixers).” There is a growing shift in that the public now only see chiropractors as back pain specialists which upsets the 'straights' . The International Chiropractic Association represents the “straights” and the American Chiropractic Association the “mixers.”
Positive: 33.333333333333 %
Answer #10 | 26/01 2017 17:23
Yes, it is poor pseudo-science.
Positive: 25 %
Answer #11 | 12/01 2017 22:54
It's not even good pseudoscience. It's all quackery.
Positive: 25 %

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