Chiropractors Are A Waste Of Time, New Study Suggests

November 10, 2007 at 12:39 pm | Posted in Chiropractic, Latest News, Risks Of Being A Chiropractor | 1 Comment
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The Daily Mail in England reported this week about a new study of chiropractic’s effect on low back pain.

According to the newspaper, “Having your back ‘cracked’ by a chiropractor or physiotherapist to ease lower back pain is a waste of time and money, say researchers. Patients get better just as quickly if they simply stay active and take a mild painkiller such as paracetamol, a study reports today.

This is not the first study to show that chiropractic is often no more effective than placebo, and that a lot of low back pain is essentially self-limiting.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE STORY FROM THE “DAILY MAIL”

Maybe you should read this before you take out over $100,000 in loans to become a chiropractor:

The study, reported today in The Lancet, involved 240 patients with acute lower back pain who had been seen by their GPs.

They were assigned to four treatment groups, only one of which received both diclofenac and genuine spinal manipulative therapy. Both techniques are available on the NHS in areas where primary care trusts have agreed to fund them.

The other three groups were treated with diclofenac and “dummy” spinal manipulation; genuine spinal manipulation plus a placebo; or both a dummy drug and fake spinal manipulation.

The results showed neither diclofenac nor spinal manipulative therapy significantly increased the speed of recovery.

A total of 237 of the 240 patients recovered over the course of 12 weeks. Some 22 patients had possible adverse reactions to the treatments, including stomach disturbances, dizziness and heart palpitations.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE STORY FROM THE “DAILY MAIL”

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Is Chiropractic Safe? Ask An Injured Patient

November 5, 2007 at 9:44 am | Posted in Chiropractic, Latest News, Risks Of Being A Chiropractor | Leave a comment
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For a profession that claims to be fairly safe, there sure are a LOT of groups of injured patients.

Check out all these websites and organizations started by patients who were injured by chiropractic treatment:

And here is some recommended reading:

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See What The Future Of Chiropractic Looks Like

November 4, 2007 at 3:13 pm | Posted in Chiropractic, Chiropractic Student Debt, Latest News | Leave a comment
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Greg Stanley, the president of Whitehall Management, a leading chiropractic management consulting company, recently published an essay in Dynamic Chiropractic called “The Sustainability of Chiropractic”.

No big surprise, folks… the outlook for Chiropractic as a career choice looks HORRIBLE.

CLICK HERE TO READ “THE SUSTAINABILITY OF CHIROPRACTIC”

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How Much Does It REALLY Cost To Become A Chiro?

November 4, 2007 at 3:10 pm | Posted in Chiropractic, Chiropractic Student Debt, Latest News | Leave a comment
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Question: How much does it REALLY cost to become a chiropractor?

The answer might surprise you… click HERE for the real story.

Question: And how much can you REALLY earn as a chiropractor?

The numbers are truly depressing. Click HERE if you really want to know the truth.

So if you’re thinking about a career in chiroquackery, better think again !!

Bad debt pays off in loan industry

November 4, 2007 at 3:07 pm | Posted in Chiropractic, Chiropractic Student Debt, Latest News | 1 Comment
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Little-known practice called ‘dumping’ costing taxpayers an estimated $400 million

(click HERE to read full story)

Washington- Alyscia Taylor, a 5-foot-2 Georgia fireball, graduated from chiropractic college outside of Atlanta with an education in treating spines and student loans totaling $53,880.

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Student Loan Justice Discussion Forum

November 4, 2007 at 3:04 pm | Posted in Managing Debt | Leave a comment

Here is a link to a great discussion forum for students with loans who want to stay updated on all the latest news; you can also ask questions:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/StudentLoanJustice/

If anyone posts on that group, please mention our blog.

Chiropractor Most Overrated Career

November 4, 2007 at 3:01 pm | Posted in Chiropractic, Chiropractic Student Debt, Latest News | Leave a comment
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“Chiropractor” has been voted Most Overrated Career by U.S. News & World Report magazine for 2007:

(Click HERE to read the magazine story)

Some chiropractors think their discipline can cure everything from headaches to sciatica, asthma to premenstrual syndrome. But the Federal Trade Commission only allows chiropractors to claim they can treat low back pain. And even so, research shows that mainstream treatments for lower back pain are equally effective. Many chiropractors also devote considerable time to marketing–in part to pay back the cost of chiropractic school, usually over $100,000.

Chiropractor works 2 jobs to chip away at $165,000 in school debt

November 4, 2007 at 2:53 pm | Posted in Chiropractic, Chiropractic Student Debt | Leave a comment
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Here’s another recent newspaper feature showing what it’s really like after you graduate from chiropractic college (with mountains of student loan debt):

Chiropractor works 2 jobs to chip away at $165,000 in school debt – from USA Today

(click HERE for the full story)

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Before you take out Chiropractic Student Loans

November 4, 2007 at 2:51 pm | Posted in Chiropractic, Chiropractic Student Debt | Leave a comment
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There have been so many new articles about STUDENT DEBT lately that I can hardly keep up.

Here are some links that should be read by students considering loans.

In the case of CHIROPRACTIC student loans, I would recommend avoiding the whole career.

For more information on this, please read www.chirobase.org and the ChiroTalk discussion list.

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Student Loans: Leaving The Country

November 4, 2007 at 2:42 pm | Posted in Chiropractic Student Debt, Managing Debt | Leave a comment

A reader of this blog contributed the following article.

Leaving the Country:

If you have students loans that are so high, it is a mathematically impossibility to pay back, you may have to leave the country.

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