The Problem with Chiropractic
Updated: Nov 29, 2022
Chiropractic was not the profession that I had originally planned to pursue. There were so many criticisms about chiropractic being a “pseudoscience” and “chiropractors aren’t real doctors.” Even my sister-in-law tried to deter me from going to the graduate program because “all chiropractors have to perform insurance fraud in order to get paid.” I ended up looking for other health fields that fit with my optimism and outlook toward health and still, chiropractic was one of the only doctorate level program that seemed to align the most.
The more that I learned, the more that I came to understand that chiropractic is so much more than we give it credit for.
One by one, I found each one of the above assumptions to be very wrong. The more that I learned, the more that I came to understand that chiropractic is so much more than we give it credit for. This really excites me, makes me proud to be a chiropractor, and inspires me to continue in my pursuit for deeper knowledge and skill to better serve my community. At the same time, I can understand why most of the general public still has old views like the ones that almost stopped me from becoming a chiropractor in the first place. There are definitely problems within the chiropractic profession that persist today.
There are definitely problems within the chiropractic profession that persist today.
Within the chiropractic profession, there are hundreds of different techniques and approaches, so what you get in one door might be totally different from what you get in another door. It can be good in a lot of ways, but a few big problems stem from this— 1. The standard of care is variable. 2. Everyone thinks they are right. It creates disunity within the profession and hurts our reputation as a whole.
Another key disagreement within the profession is foundational principle of the role of chiropractic. Some people within the chiropractic profession want to be adopted into the medical model, while some want to remain in private practice and independent of the medical model. Many in the medical profession only see chiropractic as joint manipulation to help basic back pain, mainly due to lack of current information. However, if half the profession wants to follow and be limited by old concepts currently adopted by the medical profession, then several problems occur—1. The true value of chiropractic care is lost 2. There is more confusion in messaging to the general public.
If done right and done well, chiropractic has the power to change lives...
If done right and done well, chiropractic has the power to change lives without medication or surgery. My practice stands for providing a health oasis through quality chiropractic care. I created a team of people who share the same vision of creating a new healthcare baseline. Our mission is to create a community of healthy, happy, proactive people who seek natural means to reach the health and vitality they always wanted. We stand by simple principles to get our patients the best results. The first simple principle is this: the condition of your spine is integral to the condition of your health. Secondly, Adjustments must be precise! If it’s not specific, it is not a corrective adjustment. Third simple principle is that treatments are customized to patients needs. We make a personalized program for each patient based on a combination of latest information and their individual current state. We treat chiropractic and your body's natural ability to heal with the respect it deserves and take the time to apply our principles to the highest level.
I believe in being the change I want to see. I hope to have the opportunity to prove that to my community, the people who are influenced by skeptics, or the skeptics themselves!