From: Jan Drew on

<pa_nk(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>A few months ago I had a back problem and visited my local
> chiropractor. After doing X-rays, taking a history, diagnosis etc. and
> then having him do 2-3 adjustments per week over a few months, my back
> pain improved significantly and then went away completely.
>
> Excellent I thought - I've never gone to a chiropractor before and he
> fixed me.
>
> Now I've been seeing him every 2 weeks for 'maintenance' adjustment.
> This costs about $30 a shot. He always wants to sign me up for payment
> plans. I'm getting the distinct impression I should be 'adjusted' every
> 2 weeks forever!
>
> Let's see - $30 per adjustment x 26 per year x every year for life x
> the number of patients in his practice = quite a hefty sum!
>
> Has anyone else noticed this? Do I need maintenance on a continuing
> basis forever?

Call the YMCA ask about the Healthy Back Class.

Enroll ASAP. Continue will these exercises on your own.

Did wonders for me.

Good Luck.

Jan
>


From: Mark Probert on
Jan Drew wrote:
> <pa_nk(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1147401041.959354.259450(a)j33g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
>> A few months ago I had a back problem and visited my local
>> chiropractor. After doing X-rays, taking a history, diagnosis etc. and
>> then having him do 2-3 adjustments per week over a few months, my back
>> pain improved significantly and then went away completely.
>>
>> Excellent I thought - I've never gone to a chiropractor before and he
>> fixed me.
>>
>> Now I've been seeing him every 2 weeks for 'maintenance' adjustment.
>> This costs about $30 a shot. He always wants to sign me up for payment
>> plans. I'm getting the distinct impression I should be 'adjusted' every
>> 2 weeks forever!
>>
>> Let's see - $30 per adjustment x 26 per year x every year for life x
>> the number of patients in his practice = quite a hefty sum!
>>
>> Has anyone else noticed this? Do I need maintenance on a continuing
>> basis forever?
>
> Call the YMCA ask about the Healthy Back Class.
>
> Enroll ASAP. Continue will these exercises on your own.
>
> Did wonders for me.
>
> Good Luck.

Good idea!

A GOOD chiropractor will teach a patient back strengthening exercises,
and how to lift properly. One of my insurance company clients has a
retired chiropractor on staff who does just that at companies where
there are lots of back injuries. Saves lots of money, lost time, and
allows people to live normal lives.

And...NO DOWNSIDE!
From: Max C. on
Freddy wrote:

> Yet, I can show *you* a study actually published by the National
> Chiropractic College in Chicago which shows the lifespan of the average
> Chiropractor in the United States is a mean 3.2 years less than the average
> MD.

I'd like to see that study. Show away.

Max.

From: Max C. on
Mark Probert wrote:

> A GOOD chiropractor will teach a patient back strengthening exercises,
> and how to lift properly. One of my insurance company clients has a
> retired chiropractor on staff who does just that at companies where
> there are lots of back injuries. Saves lots of money, lost time, and
> allows people to live normal lives.
>
> And...NO DOWNSIDE!

Good Lord! The world is going to come to a screeching halt. I'm going
to agree with Mark Probert!

The Boom King said it best. Chiropractics has been established as a
reputable practice... but just like any other health care practitioner,
some are more reputable than others. I have to say, 2 times a week for
the rest of your life sounds more than a bit extreme... unless your job
involves a lot of physical stress. But even then I would say only once
a week at most.

When I've injured my back, my chiropractor sees me 3 times a week for 2
to 4 weeks. Then once a week for a month if necessary... and finally
he'll recommend that I come back in 3 to 4 months for a follow up. All
the while he's giving me information sheets on exercises I can do to
prevent future injuries.

Sounds like you got a doc that's trying to build a client base without
enough clients.

Max.

From: Hyderman DC on

"Max C." <maxc246(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Freddy wrote:
>
>> Yet, I can show *you* a study actually published by the National
>> Chiropractic College in Chicago which shows the lifespan of the average
>> Chiropractor in the United States is a mean 3.2 years less than the
>> average
>> MD.
>
> I'd like to see that study. Show away.
>
> Max.

The Study:
Title : "Does Chiropractic Add Years to Life" by Lon Morgan DC DABCO first
published JCCA 2004;48 (3)

Reprints available from Dr Morgan c/o
2325 North Tangent Ave
Meridian ID
83642
USA

Abstract
The Chiropractic cliche "Chiropractic adds life to years and years to life"
was examined for validity. It wa assumed that chiropractors themselves would
be best informed about the health benefits of chiropractic care...."

Two separate studies using obit notices put the mean age at death for
chiropractors at 73.4 and 74.2 years respectively..

"The mean average ages at death of chiropractors is below the national
average of 76.9 years and is below their medical doctor counterparts at
81.5."