Poll: Do you think Chiropractors can cure PMS/Ear aches?
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View poll results: Do you think Chiropractors can cure PMS/Ear aches?
Yes
2 13%
No
6 38%
Are you freaking kidding me?
8 50%
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a0kalittlema0n
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So I've been arguing for awhile on an app I have (Show of Hands, it's seriously great you should check it out) with a bunch of morons about how Chiropractors can cure PMS, ear infections, the bubonic plague, and freaking cancer through spinal manipulations even though they're considered a form of alternative medicine and not recognized by the American Medical Association. No one has yet to show me anything relatively close to a research article that proves this or has any research behind it, so I'm curious if you guys believe that they can do it and I welcome anyone to find me an article to show it.
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the only thing that cures PMS is chocolate, stupid.


and a good dicking
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No, they can't. Theoretically, manipulating areas of the spine can be used to relieve pain, in a similar way that stimulating pain receptors in one area of the skin or muscles can reduce pain in another. Any other claims are on a similar level of bullcrap to reflexology.
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If you have a problem with your back or other joints being out of place or bad posture then yes, a chiropractor can help you. A great chiropractor is pretty much a physical therapist (I had one who helped me with all sorts of muscle aches/joint issues/posture issues) But beyond that, all bets are off.

Can they help headaches? That depends if your headaches are caused by neck problems that can be fixed by a chiropractor. Else, no.

Cancer? PMS? The Plague? No, medically impossible.
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Somwhere here in UG There is a PMS'ing girl finding this thread really offensiv.
a0kalittlema0n
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Let me correct one statement. Chiropractors are not "pretty much" physical therapists. Physical therapists approach all the problems from a muscular standpoint and very lightly use manipulations if absolutely necessary. Chiropractors use manipulations as the primary form of care and if they're intelligent and a good chiropractor, they suggest exercises to supplement their manipulations.

Also Chiropractors are considered an alternative form of medicine similar to acupuncture. Physical Therapy is not.
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Quote by a0kalittlema0n
Let me correct one statement. Chiropractors are not "pretty much" physical therapists. Physical therapists approach all the problems from a muscular standpoint and very lightly use manipulations if absolutely necessary. Chiropractors use manipulations as the primary form of care and if they're intelligent and a good chiropractor, they suggest exercises to supplement their manipulations.

Also Chiropractors are considered an alternative form of medicine similar to acupuncture. Physical Therapy is not.

Sorry for the confusion, that's what I was trying to get across.
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Why do you care what we think? All that matters is scientific research into whether it works or not.
a0kalittlema0n
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I did open that up so people could bring it. I couldn't find any. I figure there must be someone on here that has more time than me and an ego to prove someone wrong.
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Chiropractors are good from my experience
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just because it falls under "alternative medicine" doesn't mean that it doesn't work
the american medical association is not infallible

I'm not saying that chiropractors can or cannot cure cancer but people are incredibly narrow minded about stuff like this
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just because it falls under "alternative medicine" doesn't mean that it doesn't work
the american medical association is not infallible

I'm not saying that chiropractors can or cannot cure cancer but people are incredibly narrow minded about stuff like this

+1 I messed up my back and shoulders my junior year of high school and going to the chiropractor helped me immensely. Once I was treated and could do things again I started working out and gaining strength to prevent future injury, but I couldn't have without going to a chiropractor.
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just because it falls under "alternative medicine" doesn't mean that it doesn't work
the american medical association is not infallible

I'm not saying that chiropractors can or cannot cure cancer but people are incredibly narrow minded about stuff like this


not everyone has time to research alternative medicine practices. in that context, dismissing alternative medicine for being alternative is a good bet. there's no time to research every single one when 95% of the time it's stupid crap.
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not everyone has time to research alternative medicine practices. in that context, dismissing alternative medicine for being alternative is a good bet. there's no time to research every single one when 95% of the time it's stupid crap.

is it worth ignoring 95% of shit for 5% of gold?


(this is the worst thing I have ever typed in my life)
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is it worth ignoring 95% of shit for 5% of gold?


(this is the worst thing I have ever typed in my life)


you mean 5% of not-quite-shit? yeah, it's worth it, especially when the other option, standard accepted medicine, has a much better track record, even despite big pharma meddling and all that doo.
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#20
Masseuses and physiotherapists are more effective. The latter is actually free in this country.


I try to explain this to one of my sisters yet she ignores me and wonders why the £100 a session chiropactor she's seen for the last 6 months has had little effect on her physical problems. I think she's just persisting out of stubbornness to prove me wrong now.


This pseudo-science really takes the piss. At least other popular alt medicine like homeopathy is relatively cheap.
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a0kalittlema0n
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@Guitarxo I didn't say that alternative medicine sucked or was worthless, I was just differentiating between Chiropractors and PTs.

@OfCourseNot: PTs do the same thing but a different approach that IS researched and proven to be effective. That is where the two differ. PTs avoid doing manipulations until muscles have been strengthened to be able to do their job sufficiently where quack-o-practors manipulate your back every few days/weeks and tell you to exercise throughout. PTs avoid doing spinal manips when you don't need them because there is always that small % chance of something bad happening.

Edit: and it doesn't prove to be effective long term UNLESS the muscles are strong enough to perform properly, which is another reason they don't repetitively do manips. (backed by research also)

you mean 5% of not-quite-shit? yeah, it's worth it, especially when the other option, standard accepted medicine, has a much better track record, even despite big pharma meddling and all that doo.


Exactly.
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#22
Chiropractors worked for me. When you have actual back problems, it can be quite relieving when a chiropractor cracks your and relieves pain and discomfort. It had a great effect on me. Thing is you have to keep seeing them to maintain that state. And at 100$ a session, that can get pretty expensive. Especially when your insurance limit is 300$ a year.