Warnings For Chiropractic Students — Potential or Current Students

October 1, 2008 at 4:21 am | Posted in Chiropractic, Chiropractic Student Debt, Media Reports, Risks Of Being A Chiropractor | Leave a comment
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Chiropractic Student Debt Will Bury You

Chiropractic Student Debt Will Bury You

Anyone considering becoming a Chiropractor — or currently attending chiropractic college — should GO READ THIS ENTIRE LINK IMMEDIATELY.

It contains facts (with links to proof) about how chiropractic colleges mislead students and misrepresent the career.


This single post contains more information than I could ever post here. Read it CAREFULLY and follow all links before even THINKING ABOUT becoming a chiropractor.

Anyone who knows the complete facts about this “profession” would NEVER get involved and take out the massive student loans required to become a chiropractor. Chiropractic fails on every level as a career choice: it’s a low income, unscientific, unethical profession with a low public trust that is DYING quickly.



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.)

CLICK HERE TO READ ENTIRE ARTICLE (“Why Becoming A Chiropractor May Be Risky”)

Please forward this post to anyone you know who is considering attending chiropractic college.

Too Many Chiropractors, Not Enough Demand

December 11, 2007 at 4:34 pm | Posted in Chiropractic, Chiropractic Student Debt, Latest News, Risks Of Being A Chiropractor | 2 Comments
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Thinking of becoming a chiropractor?

Then you should definitely read this (CLICK HERE FOR POST) about the unfortunate realities of supply and demand.

From 1995 to 2008 (estimated), there are 36,000 new chiropractors, yet only 7% of the population ever sees a chiropractor — and that number hasn’t changed in 20 years.

”The number of chiropractors in the U.S. grew from 13,000 in 1970 to 40,000 in 1990. That should have been a large enough jump to invite talk of restricted chiropractic college enrollment. However, the jump of more than 50,000 by 1994 should have set off alarm bells.”

The chiropractic colleges keep pumping out more and more graduates with huge student loan debt, yet the demand for chiropractic is NOT increasing. At the same time, insurance companies are paying for less and less chiropractic care.

Before you sign the papers and go into massive debt for a chiropractic career, please read this blog, follow the links, and carefully do your own research. You can ask questions to former and current chiropractors on Chirotalk: The Skeptical Chiropractic Discussion List.

Remember that chiropractic colleges make money by getting your tuition. They can not be trusted to tell you the reality of the situation, especially considering that many make improper claims on their websites.

(Click Here To Read Post Operation Money Hum–How to make $ in Chiropractic?” )

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.


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.


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.


Continue Reading See What The Future Of Chiropractic Looks Like…

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.

Continue Reading Bad debt pays off in loan industry…

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)

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

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.

Continue Reading Before you take out Chiropractic Student Loans…

Must Read Links

November 4, 2007 at 2:12 pm | Posted in Chiropractic, Chiropractic Student Debt | Leave a comment
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Anyone considering a career in chiropractic should read the following:

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