Michelle ,Michelle wrote:Why don't the real doctors speak out more about chiropracic? Michelle
The very first doctor I saw after hurting my back , made a few comments about Chiropractors when I asked him If I should visit one :-
"I can not suggest or recommend that you visit a Chiropractor , However I highly recommend that you see a Physiotherapist as soon as you can" .
My next question was WHY ? about the Chiropractic
Answer , " If I was to recommend or suggest that you visit a Chiropractor and for some unforseeable reason the Chiropractor injured you further , You would then be in a position to take legal action against me for my recommendation"
Mention was made that I could also lodge complaints with the Medical Board with regards to his actions also .
HOWEVER , He did say that he is aware of many people that have had Chiropractic work that seem to respond well to the treatments , But as a Medical Doctor he can only refer or make advice with regards to Physiotherapists as they are considered by the Medical Profession to be qualified to diagnose treat and care for back / spine injuries .
Having said all that , This was the only time I had visited this Doctor and during the initial minutes we both realised that we had both gone to School together and were OLD FRIENDS from the past , That maybe why he was so open with me ?
My own Doctor / GP who I have only seen once with regards to Back problems actually made snide remarks about Physiotherapists and suggested that Spinal Surgeons were the go and promptly wrote out a referal for an CT scan and started planning a course of Cortisone injections and referals to Surgeons for me .
Here is the punch line , He did not examine me in any way , His diagnosis was based entirely on my Answers to his Questions .
Suffice to say I did not bother with the CT scan or go back to him about the problem .
So who do you believe ?
I have not visited a Chiropractor and do not intend to.
But maybe there is a place in some situations where they are warranted ?