Maximized Living, Round 2 (part 3 of 3)

Day 3 in the Maximized Living world is a group presentation, followed by an individual meeting with the doc.  They review the x-rays with the couple, again going so far as to link a change in curves, joints, or angles, with scary words like long-term disease process.  So a reversed curve is causing disease?  Do they say which disease?  If it’s something structural, they may have a point.  If they’re insinuating anything else, however, that’s too far a stretch.

Now, there’s no written formula here for exactly how many visits each patient should be prescribed, nor how much it should cost, other than the regular new patient package (consult, exam, and x-rays).

So, final words to the wise:

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Maximized Living, Round 2 (part 2 of 3)

Day 2 consists of the x-ray findings and first adjustment.  Of course, the doc has reviewed the x-rays and mentions that s/he is concerned.  The patient, of course, has vertebral subluxation, which is one of the “worst kinds” of problems.

Really?

“Worst kinds”?

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Chiro Cleanup – Part 4: Dirty Laundry

It certainly seems that the millisecond some of us walk across, the stage, out the door, and into the great wide open, we start accumulating some.  Indeed, in time, each of these items will warrant–and receive–its own post, but for now, I’ll provide the Cliff’s Notes, which are by no means a complete list.

(I’ll preface all this by acknowledging that there are a few bad apples in every profession, and that the field of chiropractic is not in any way unique in that regard.  I also wholeheartedly agree that most DCs get sick people well on a daily basis, without breaking laws or resorting to unflattering schemes.  However, over the years, my dismissal of extreme stories as simple urban legends, horror stories, or exaggerated rumors gave way to a realization that we have a few more bad apples than we care to admit to.  And it’s time we did some admitting, followed immediately by some cleaning house.)

We have closet perverts in our midst.

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“Ends in ‘-ubluxation'” and other chiro-vocab adventures

I despise the word “subluxation”.

And this time, I’m not even ducking.

Throw all the stones you want – it still has to be said: we shouldn’t use “subluxation” to describe Chiro-Enemy No. 1 (the ol’ “bone out of place”).

In fact, we really can’t use it and remain legitimate.

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