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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Herniated Disks, Medical Barbarism and Chiropractic Submission

Yes, I know. I make a big deal about Chiropractic NOT being about bad backs. True. The basic reason why (real... staright) chiropractors focus on the spine is because of its intimate relationship with the nervous system, the master system.

However, if one has serious back problems, then it is obvious that they have serious interference to their nervous systems... Vertebral Subluxation Complex... which is the proper focus of Chiropractic. So, nothing wrong with the person with a bad back seeking out chiropractic care. To not do so is just plain foolish. (To those who say "I don't believe in Chiropractic," your little prejudices do not change the laws of biology. Chiropractic, like gravity, works, whether you believe in it or not.)

The chiropractically uneducated will often consider going to a chiropractor in cases of simple back pain. What happens when it's really bad? They may "give the chiropractor a chance" by going in for a few visits, and then run off to the orthopedist, and get an MRI. In most cases, herniated disks will be found. Useless things like anti-inflammatory medication and/or physical therapy will be "tried." Then, the surgeon will sharpen his knife.

As I have discussed before, and what is plainly obvious, spinal surgery does not work. Many times, people end up worse, sometimes far worse. (It happened to my own father, a long time ago, before I even heard the word "Chiropractic.") Often, one surgery follow another, sometimes to such an obscene degree that the surgeon might as well put in a zipper! This is barbaric! To consider spinal surgery, except in very rare cases, is nuts!

Back to the hapless chiropractor. If the chiropractor is not competant, he or she becomes responsible for part of the push towards surgery. "I tried Chiropractic but it didn't work." Did the chiropractor do a proper work-up, including X-rays and neurological scans? Did the chiropractor present a robust enough plan of care? A few casual visits never works.

You may be wondering if chiropractioc adjustments can help "herniated disks." After all, "The Doctor said..." A disk doesn't just slip, or herniate. A disk is so affixed to the vertebra above and the vertebra below that, if you were pulled apart on a medieval rack (is that the predecessor of today's disk decompression tables?), your vertebrae would come apart before the disk would come off the bone. So, we adjust the bone.

As a special thing with my particular technique, I have the ability to adjust spinal disks directly. Kind of like "surgery to go."

Don Harte, D.C.
Corte  Madera Straight Chiropractor
Liberator of Innate


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