What alternative health

practitioners might not tell you



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"Chiropractic theory and practice are not based on the body of knowledge related to health, disease, and health care that has been widely accepted by the scientific community...2. Many chiropractors promise too much...3. Our education is vastly inferior to that of medical doctors...4. Our legitimate scope is actually very narrow...5. Very little of what chiropractors do has been studied....6. Unless your diagnosis is obvious, it's best to be diagnosed elsewhere... 7. We offer lots of unnecessary services...8. "Cracking" of the spine doesn't mean much...9. If the first few visits don't help you, more treatment probably won't help...10. We take too many x-rays...11. Research on spinal manipulation does not reflect what takes place in most chiropractic offices...12. Neck manipulation is potentially dangerous...13. Most chiropractors don't know much about nutrition...14. Chiropractors who sell vitamins charge much more than it costs them...15. Chiropractors have no business treating young children...16. The fact that patients swear by us does not mean we are actually helping them...17. Insurance companies don't want to pay for chiropractic care...18. Lots of chiropractors do really strange things...19. Don't expect our licensing boards [regulators] to protect you...20. The media rarely look at what we do wrong." Preston H. Long DC (18th October 2013)