My chiropractor is a quack

I am highly impressionable.  I don’t know why, and that is an entirely different post, anyway.  But my chiropractor must have smelled it, because he got me. 

A few months back I totally messed up my lower back, so I started going to the chiropractor in a fancy area of town with a fancy office.  I felt better, but he told me I had to keep going 3 days a week and slowly decrease the frequency to “hold the adjustment.” 

Then he made me fill out this nutritional questionaire, and it came back that I had a million things wrong with me, including hypoglycemia and low adrenal function.  And then, like a zombie, I paid my $25 copay and shelled out over $50 for some pills that promised to get my adrenals functioning again and sported one of the main ingredients as bovine neonatal adrenal complex.  I don’t eve want to know how they harvest that.

My impressionable self started to get worried.  Hypoglycemia?  Low adrenal function?  Aack!  So I made an appointment with an endocrinonlogist to get on some good, god-fearing conventional medicine.  My head was spinning with possible symptoms– is this why I can’t loose wieght?  have no attention span?  Anxiety?

It appears that my chiropractor is a quack, and I’m totally fine.  After an hour of tests, the doctor told me to eat less sugar, drink less coffee, and get more exercise.  And stop seeing the chiropractor.

2 Comments so far

  1. Nathan (unregistered) on August 26th, 2005 @ 12:57 pm

    good advice. I went to a chiropractor for a dislocated rib, he put me in a side posture position and starting torquing on me until he heard pop. That was 2 years ago and since then, i haven’t been able to run, ski, windsurf, play soccer or lift anything without a great deal of pain. NOt to mention the fact that just rolling over in bed is now a problem. Avoid chiros at all cost. Get a message – it’s the same price, feels better, is better for ya, and quite frankly, does a hell of a lot more good in the long run.

  2. Sean (unregistered) on February 13th, 2006 @ 3:58 pm

    I guess both of you haven’t been educated properly, and that is probably the fault of the chiropractor. Impressionable, if you didn’t understand what the vitamins were for, you should have asked him to explain a little more. And I bet the way they are processed is a lot less digusting that how they get steaks.
    As for Mr. Torques-a-lot, there are good and bad members of all of the medical community. I have had my fair share of horrible massages and I feel as if I have gotten ripped off many a time. Both of you probably fell victim of looking for the quick fix, and didn’t actually look for the chiropractic care to help your body heal. If you go in believing that something is not going to work, then it probably wont. This is mainly due to the fact that the brain isn’t able to accept what it isn’t open to.

    Say what you want, but my chiropractor was able to advise me on some great things to take for my diabetes, and changed the amount of refined sugars I should be taking all from a “nutrition survey”. Now I am needing less of the insulin that my endocrinologist told me to take. I guess I am treating the problems, not the symptoms.

    Dr. Sean Curry

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