Tag: chiropractic

The Washington Post Takes on Baby Chiropractic

A recent Washington Post article takes on baby chiropractic and...it isn't terrible! In fact, I've seen many that are a lot worse. Still, sadly, there is an unfortunate and undeserved false balance that should have been cut from the first draft.

/ December 9, 2022

Alternative Reproduction?

Are there effective forms of SCAMs for birth control or reproduction? Of course not.

/ September 22, 2022

Recent trends in pediatric chiropractic use: the good, the bad, and the unhelpful

A new study looks into the numbers behind pediatric chiropractic in the United States. There isn't much new here, but it adds a bit of nuance to the discussion. Still, it's clear that we need better data.

/ July 8, 2022

A Very Serious Book Review: The Heroic Adventures of Kid Ki’ro

An Australian chiropractor has written a children's book extoling the virtues of the profession in a most elliptical fashion.

/ September 17, 2021

Chiropractic Care of an Infant with Erb’s Palsy: Another Worthless Case Report

A recently published case report claims that chiropractic care helped heal an infant's paralyzed arm. In reality, the chiropractor took credit for the natural course of a well-known medical condition and luckily didn't make things worse for the patient.

/ August 6, 2021

A New Study Finds No Benefit from Chiropractic for Infant Colic, but They’ll Keep Doing it Anyway

A new study attempted to answer the question of chiropractic's potential benefit for infant colic. It was successful, but I don't think it turned out the way the authors' hoped. Sadly, I don't think that this will change the mind of any chiropractor who treats babies.

/ July 23, 2021

Science-Based Satire: More Chiropractors are Using Subluxation Sniffing Dogs

Are dogs being trained to detect subtle chiropractic subluxations? If so, can they really outperform the Subluxatron 9000-X? And what about cats? These questions and more won't be answered by this post, because it's clearly satire and doesn't represent reality or even the opinions of the managing editors of this website.

/ June 25, 2021
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The risks associated with alternative medicine

In a new paper, the types and severity of harms from different types of alternative medicine are described.

/ June 24, 2021

H.R. 2654 forces Medicare to treat chiropractors and MDs as equals

Chiropractors are deceptively trying to sell H.R. 2654 as expanded Medicare coverage for musculoskeletal conditions. The bill actually mandates that Medicare treat chiropractors and medical doctors as equals, covering anything a chiropractors are authorized to do under their expansive state scope of practice laws.

/ June 17, 2021

Science-Based Satire: Implantable Desubluxators Revolutionize Chiropractic Care

Have chiropractic scientists developed an implantable device that will detect and treat subluxations? Are there companies that monitor these devices in order to alert patients and to arrange for 24-7 emergency adjustments? No. There absolutely are not. This is satire.

/ January 22, 2021