A Little History

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When for the last 100+ years the medical profession has attacked us by (correctly) asserting that we were not competent at treating disease, we claimed that was not what we were doing. All the while we were working to become competent at doing just that. Today, we (or at least a significant part of our profession) say we are now competent at treating disease and we should have the same rights and privileges as M.D.’s to do just that.  The only problem is that, while we have  convinced ourselves, we have yet to convince the medical community (who we will never convince), the legislature (who don’t need to be convinced, just bought off with votes or lobbying efforts) or the general public (already convinced of a limited ability for limited conditions-certain musculoskeletal ones).

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  1. Steve 08/12/2013, 6:53 pm:

    Sadly this sounds more like a “State of the Union” address than history.
    Why Chiropractors can’t be happy as Chiropractors to me is a mystery.

  2. Mario the biomechanist 08/17/2013, 2:32 am:

    Why couldn’t mixer DCs be competent at treating disease? After all, PAs are competent at it and they have only two years of grad training while DCs have four. The real issue is why aren’t DCs able to correct biomechanical problems of the spine? First, the scope of practice doesn’t fit the model. Existing scope allows for traction to lengthen shortened ligaments but there are no methods to fix passive stability for lax ones. This blocks DCs from fulfilling the role. If you can’t fulfill the role then any claims of correcting nerve intereference and life expression are nonsensical. Moreover, the only technique that is biomechanically correct and taught in some DC programs is CBP. So DCs are so deluded that they don’t even know what correct biomechanics is. That’s why people don’t take your field seriously.

    • Claude 08/17/2013, 12:54 pm:

      Mario,

      What is your field?

      Thanks!

      Claude

      • Claude Lessard 08/17/2013, 11:27 pm:

        … or should I say: What’s your field of expertise? 😉

    • Richie Barone "The Vitalist" 08/19/2013, 4:59 pm:

      Wow you sound like you know what you are talking about…….????

    • James Pietrek 10/23/2013, 2:47 am:

      The body is tensegral and it designed to be “up and open”. Just like a balloon. As the body breaks down linearly it will only do so for a while before it begins to spiral and compress. A good example of this is if you take a can of coke and stand on it. It wouldn’t collapse if you’re lighter than 120 pounds BUT if you apply a twisting force, then it only takes a few pounds of pressure to collapse the can. In QSM3 chiropractic, NORMAL is defined as bilateral weight being within 2 pounds or 3% side to side, with the C7 plum to the sacrum. All done from the upper cervical area. Post X-rays often show orthogonal or perpendicular relationship of C1 between skull and C7. When the hidden pathway is accessed and released, the body “pops” back up to being up and open. Russell Friedman is fully certified in NUCCA and has a degree in engineering. http://www.qsm3.com

      • JoeStrauss 10/23/2013, 4:00 pm:

        James, I’m not familiar with that word(tensegral), not in any of my dictionaries. Neither do I know what QSM3 chiropractic is. I am not familiar with Russell Friedman. I have heard of NUCCA but I know very little about its philosophy. Whoops, just noticed your link, toqsm3.com. I will check it out. Thanks

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