“While it is true some chiropractors have tried to distance themselves from the concept of the vertebral subluxation, since such an entity does not exist, most still consider this a primary focus of disease and chiropractic treatment. The ACA, for example, states:
Resolved, that the House of Delegates reaffirms the core principle of the subluxation. The ACA will strive to reiterate this principle and further state that the core treatment of chiropractic is manual manipulation/adjustment of the articulations, both spinal and extra-spinal, to reduce subluxations…
This is not something Stephen Barrett has made up. Those chiropractors who wish to turn their methods into truly evidence-based, legitimate science, and who confine themselves to musculoskeletal disorders, are a welcome but very small element of the profession.”
What does chiropractors “subluxation” mean? Read this quote from 1968! :
The concept of a vertebral subluxation is central to the chiropractic approach to health care. Dorland’s medical dictionary defines subluxation as “an incomplete or partial dislocation.” The chiropractic definition is:
Homewood: The vertebrae are then within their normal range of motion, although not functioning at their optimum [6:14].
Janse: A vertebral subluxation may be interpreted as an ‘off-centering: of a vertebral segment [7:146-149].
Weiant: [A subluxation] is a fixation of the joint within its normal range of movement, usually at the extremity of this range .
According to these chiropractic leaders, subluxated vertebrae are characterized by fixation and misalignment, within the normal range of motion. This definition is identical to what specialists in physical medicine and rehabilitation call joint dysfunction”
Quoted from the HEW report. From Barretts chirobase. :
Moore and moore DCs talk only about Joint dysfunctions. Because it is the same.
You wrote: “very small element of the profession”
Well that is not true! Can you back that up with modern evidence? from this century? I think MOST chiropractors agree with this report: http://chiromt.com/content/18/1/3 So show me your evidence! Saying things that you do, that has been donne before.:
“The Committee on Quackery´s master plan for the demise of chiropractichad been developed by an attorney who originally represented the Iowa Iowa Medical Society, Robert B. Throckmorton. He was concerned about the rapid growth of chiropractic in Iowa and the possible threat it posed to the practices of physicians and surgeons.
Speaking before the regional North Central Medical Conference in Minneapolis on November 11, 1962 , he had addressed what he called a menace to chiropractic, labeled the profession a cult and called for a “positive program of containment.” (3) He urged a national crusade against chiropractic. The outline of his plan included a broad list of proposals designed to destroy chiropractic both from within - through encoring ” chiropractic disunity ” and “stifling chiropractic schools” - and from without , by encouraging ethical complaints against chiropractors ,
prohibiting chiropractic care in hospitals, and opposing the workwers´compensation programs , medicare , and labor union health plans. Further , he cautioned that this should be done covertly:” Any action undertaken by the medical profession should be… behind the Scenes whenever possible.” And he gave one absolute directive for medical doctors :” Never give processional recognition to chiropractors . “(4)
After his impassioned specech in Minepolis, Throckmorton was hired as the general counsel for the AMA, and as they say, the rest was history.”
Cooperating with the AMA in its antichiroprarctic campaign were some opinionated characters whi claimed to be protecting consumers, but in fact were spreading outrageously distorted information.”
The chiropractors won and AMA had to pay. How much AMA, wanted to been kept as a secret.
1. American medical Assocation Committee on Quackery, memorandum to the American Medical Assocation Board of Trustees, 4 Januari 1971. Also Plaintiff´s Exhibit 1338 in Wilk v. AMA
“Again, from the ACA:
Chiropractors have the training to treat a variety of non-neuromusculoskeletal conditions such as: allergies, asthma, digestive disorders, otitis media (non-suppurative) and other disorders.”
This claim is clearly untrue based on good quality clinical research.”
But it seems as it is this DC Wunsch who is saying that . Not ACA? But he is not saying he can cure asthma, that is not the same as treat. But I do not like ADs like that. Did I miss something?(Of course there are no conclusive evidence that DCs can cure those diseases.) This is an evidence report that tell what Chiropractors (and others can cure. But of course moore research need to be donne.) http://chiromt.com/content/18/1/3
Does MDs treat pancreatic cancer ? Yes they do. Do they cure it ? No. But i do not like ads like that. But maybe they are not illegal. Today.