A Canadian Lawyer’s Rant
After reading the first 2 paragraphs of this… what… letter to the editor? … I had some thoughts…
As an attorney and advocate for patient safety, I believe the authors of the Motherisk article that appeared in the August 2013 issue of Canadian Family Physician give an insufficient account of the risks that might be associated with chiropractic treatment of pregnant patients.1
Many chiropractors continue to base their treatments on the “detection” and “correction” of “subluxations,” ill-defined and unproven spinal lesions unknown to the medical profession. Nevertheless, chiropractors “adjust” these subluxations with any number of treatments, including manual therapy. Thus, the physician whose patient is receiving manual therapy from a chiropractor might be wholly unaware that the chiropractor is actually adjusting these nonexistent subluxations. These adjustments cannot effectively treat back pain or any other condition or disease.
Have we been hoist on our own petard?
I love how this author ramps up his misinformation campaign, stating that the subluxation is: first
unproven, and their final death stroke:
Then, emboldened, he crows that:
“These adjustments cannot effectively treat back pain”
At this point, I am rolling in the aisles!