Thinking Straight Archive:

Getting Sick People Well

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We all know that most people come into a chiropractic office with musculoskeletal problems rather than organic diseases.  I wonder why, when people with medical conditions do come, we do not see the multitude of …


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Language of Accommodation

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We all use language of accommodation from time to time. A writer of a mystery novel may refer to the “icy fingers of fear.” Fear does not have fingers. However it is helpful both in …


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A Philosophical Question

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An interesting philosophical question was presented to me by a group of students.  Why are the students always the ones to raise the insightful questions?  Do we stop thinking once we get out of chiropractic …


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Are Chiropractors Practicing Medicine?

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Last issue (April), we discussed the unfortunate situation of the chiropractor arrested for practicing medicine without a license in Spain.  Recently in California, there was a case involving a chiropractor who was arrested on felony …


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Further Thoughts on Preventing Subluxations

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  The subject of preventing subluxations undoubtedly causes frustration among straight chiropractors. I once heard a good, straight chiropractor say, “If I know something is causing a patient to resubluxate, I’ll tell them to avoid …


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Illegitimate Chiropractic

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  An article appeared recently in the JCCA (no, I do not read that journal, someone sent me the article over the internet). In criticizing the philosophical chiropractors, a chiropractic DABCO made the following statement: …


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Diagnosis and Chiropractic

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     Recently I had an opportunity to talk to a group of about 100 students at a chiropractic college, one that is not known for being straight, either traditional or objective. This particular group was …


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A Philosophical Question

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An interesting philosophical question was presented to me by a group of students. Why are the students always the ones to raise the insightful questions? Do we stop thinking once we get out of chiropractic …


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Manipulative Medicine

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It amazes me how we can hear something and it will not impress us until we have heard it three or four or even ten times. This is a great reason why we should not …


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Ad Hominum Arguments and Straw Man Arguments

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There is a growing rift between the chiropractic philosophers (“the innatists” as one chiropractor calls us) and the chiropractic scientists (those that want to place chiropractic on the playing field of science). The argument, however, …


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