Treating a vertebral subluxation v.adjusting a vertebral subluation Q&A#46

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Is their a difference?

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  1. Bob Vano, DC 02/26/2014, 6:25 pm:

    No difference! The body makes its own adjustments. We just introduce a force to enable the body to right itself. Any other intent is outside-in.

  2. Steve 02/26/2014, 7:54 pm:

    Although the results may be the same, I think the intent is different. Treatment implies the DR fixed the problem, adjustment means innate made the correction. We adjust, innate intelligence corrects.

    • Claude 02/26/2014, 11:22 pm:

      Adjusting a vertebral subluxation is, in fact, applying the scientific chiropractic principles #29 and 31 which is part of the chiropractic objective… which is the LACVS for a full expression of the innate FORCES of the innate intelligence of the LIVING vertebrate body. PERIOD! –
      – Therefore adjusting a vertebral subluxation is chiropractic!

      – Treating a vertebral subluxation is, in fact, mistaking VS for a symptom or disease, which is the medical objective… which is the treatment, cure and prevention of symptoms and diseases. –
      – Therefore treating a vertebral subluxation is medical! –

  3. Don 02/26/2014, 11:41 pm:

    I agree with Dr. Vano.
    OSCor offers multiple level forces into the spine so that the ii of the body can make the correction.

    • Don 02/26/2014, 11:42 pm:

      …that is only when a vs is present of course. 😉

  4. Bryson 02/27/2014, 4:10 pm:

    If there is no difference between “adjusting” and “treating” a VS, the is there no difference between “chiropractic” and “chiropractic medicine?”

    • JoeStrauss 02/28/2014, 3:52 pm:

      Bryson, you wrote: “…the(n) is there no difference between “chiropractic” and “chiropractic medicine?” Clearly some don’t think there is. I guess you are wondering (as I am) why they feel the need to use that obviously ambiguous (at best) or oxymoronic (at worst) term? I wish someone who uses that term would get on and respond but I guess that is highly unlikely. Good post/comment anyway.

  5. Don 03/01/2014, 12:54 am:

    Any thoughts on the use of the term chiropractic physician?

    • Steve 03/01/2014, 3:19 am:

      Funny story, a number of years ago someone suggested that the Chiropractors be listed under Physicians in the Yellow Pages. Typically we had been in the Chiropractors and/or Clinics section, seperately. I got an offer to become part of a focus group. The focus group turned out to be all chiros and YP wanted to know what we thought about this change of categories. We were also told that those who had requested the focus group would be kept anonymous. It was not Yellow Pages.
      The nature of the request to change categories was to put chiros in the same section with all the other types of Drs. in an effort to show parallelism, such as degrees or licensure and to be to be where the sick and wounded look first. Parity in advertising, as well as in the eyes of the consumer.
      Within the mirrored room, upon direction of the moderator the subject was debated. Once the astonishment faded and the finger pointing proved, well..pointless, the group decided they would prefer to remain seperate and distinct. Tradition prevailed as it was established that we enjoyed our own alphabetically determined position. Although in this state we fall under the legal title of physicians most participants agreed this was not how chiropractic should be represented.
      For all practical purposes physician is synonymous with medecine, not only by the dictionaries but more importantly by the public. Associating chiropractic with the term physician would produce confusion for a profession already often misunderstood.

      • Don 03/01/2014, 1:38 pm:

        Thanks Steve. Good story.
        I often wonder if in advertising, striving for parity and uniqueness are two different and mutually exclusive goals.

        • JoeStrauss 03/01/2014, 7:19 pm:

          Don, I think for some chiropractors having parity or equality with the medical profession would be a step up. For some of us it would seem like a step down. I guess it depends upon where you see yourself on the ladder or if you see yourself on an altogether different ladder.

      • Don 03/01/2014, 8:29 pm:

        Joe,
        I completely agree.
        Stephen Covey wrote something to that effect.
        “If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster”
        He spoke of walls being different. You mentioned different ladders.
        Both seem very appropriate to me.
        Thanks Joe!

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