A Global Summit Conclusion: No Evidence of an Effect of SMT [Spinal Manipulative Therapy] for the Management of Non-Musculoskeletal Disorders
A new systematic review places one more nail in the coffin of chiropractic vertebral subluxation theory and the use of spinal manipulation as a treatment for non-musculoskeletal disorders.
While generic spinal manipulation can be helpful in treating mechanical-type back pain, there are good reasons to be skeptical about chiropractic manipulation based on subluxation theory which dictates that health can be restored and maintained by adjusting vertebral subluxations. A grain of truth mixed with subluxation theory makes it difficult for many of us to distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate use of...
Judah Kreinbrook, a first year medical student, responds to a post on Sensible Medicine by a medical student that exaggerated the risk of myocarditis from COVID-19 vaccines while expressing anger at how trust in medicine has been undermined. Having been raised by a family steeped in antivaccine views, Kreinbrook invokes his journey to SBM to gently correct his fellow medical student and...
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.
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.
An Australian chiropractor has written a children's book extoling the virtues of the profession in a most elliptical fashion.
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.
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.
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.