Chiropractic: A Risky Career

March 8, 2008 at 4:07 am | Posted in Chiropractic, Chiropractic Student Debt, Risks Of Being A Chiropractor | 3 Comments
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Here’s a great article on why Chiropractic is such a poor career choice.

This was written years ago, but nothing has changed — except that chiropractors are making even less money now!

All students should read this article… here’s a few quotes:

Many who choose chiropractic as a career have been misled by government policies and educational counseling materials that portray chiropractic as part of standard health care. Prospective students are lured by false promises of status and success. At most chiropractic colleges, students are exposed to cultlike indoctrination into a deviant belief system. They are taught false theories of disease and healing and persuaded to accept them as gospel. They are taught to disdain science and distrust medical doctors. A few reform-minded schools are trying to move away from teaching chiropractic philosophy as a substitute for science, but these are under attack as heretical.

Many new graduates are dumped into the cold, hard world where survival values often displace ethics. Many discover that they are not in a true profession, but a guild of survivors who must sink or swim. A large percentage ­ half, according to chiropractic sources ­ fail in practice. This is one reason that chiropractors have the unhappy distinction of having the highest default rate of all who obtain Health Education Assistance Loans from the federal government. (Figures released in January 1998 showed that 817 chiropractors owed a total of $59 million. The current default list can be seen on the Health Resources & Services Administration Web site.)

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  1. [...] lisariggs.com wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerpt Here’s a great article on why Chiropractic is such a poor career choice. This was written years ago, but nothing has changed — except that chiropractors are making even less money now! All students should read this article… here’s a few quotes: Many who choose chiropractic as a career have been misled by government policies and educational counseling materials that portray chiropractic as part of standard health care. Prospective students are lured by false promises of status and success. A [...]

  2. [...] Kae Verens wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptHere’s a great article on why Chiropractic is such a poor career choice. This was written years ago, but nothing has changed — except that chiropractors are making even less money now! All students should read this article… here’s a few quotes: Many who choose chiropractic as a career have been misled by government policies and educational counseling materials that portray chiropractic as part of standard health care. Prospective students are lured by false promises of status and success. At most chiropractic colleges, students are exposed to cultlike indoctrination into a deviant belief system. They are taught false theories of disease and healing and persuaded to accept them as gospel. They are taught to disdain science and distrust medical doctors. A few reform-minded schools are trying to move away from teaching chiropractic philosophy as a substitute for science, but these are under attack as heretical. [...]

  3. The truth is that Chiropractic is suffering largely due to the fact that it’s practice has been confined to a very narrow application. Spinal manipulation and associated therapies, along with integrative medicine, and guiding patients to a healthier lifestyle is a more well rounded application. My grandfather was a Chiropractor and an exceptional person. He did not only treat the body, but spent time with his patients counseling them and LISTENING to them during the office visit. I know that I am looking for alternative therapies for my health problems. Why? because I have been able to find alternative therapies that work and are not pharmaceutically or surgery based. I was able to get off of Prilosec and other acid reducers when my doctor told me that there was nothing else I could do. I decided to research on my own, and eventually found a healthy alternative that did work. I am concerned that if Chiropratic and other natural based professions go away, we will only be left with our current medical philosophy which only makes the pharmaceutical companies richer and puts our health at a greater risk. Drugs may be needed, but they are often not safe and are toxic to the body in the long run. A Dr. should try safer alternative methods first, then if a solution can not be found, then prescribe a medication as a last resort. I left my MD doctor and am now going to a DO that is using this approach. This is the NEW medicine I have been waiting for. It is time for Chiropractors to take their place, embrace their calling, and to rise up and meet the great need for healthy solutions to the health issues of today.


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