This is pretty off-topic for the forum, but you guys are relatively science-minded, so I'd like to know your opinions.I've heard Chiropractic science referred to as "pseudoscience" before, which I found surprising but kind of makes sense. Some of their methods seem a bit unorthodox. Have there been any long-term scientific studies showing a positive, neutral, or negative effect from getting care from a chiropractor? If it isn't actually helpful, why is it still legal in so many states?? Also, what's the best "real-science" equivalent to Chiropractic? (Long-term back care, eliminating back pain and spinal problems, etc.)
Haha I've had this same question and did some reading on it. Apparently the basics of chiropractics is real and undisputed. There is however alot of pseudoscientific fluff on top. Depends on the individual. Read here: https://time.com/4282617/chiropractor-lower-back-pain/I had hip pain (24 at the time) and I went to a chiropractor and he made me read his garbage manifesto first and proceeded to stick his finger in my mouth!!! No jokes!!!
It seems no different from standard deep tissue massage. I wouldn't call it medicine or science. I would say it's a form of physical therapy.
Hey C.Investigator, whatever you do, don’t get this done...I don’t care how good they say it may feel. LOLhttps://youtu.be/uE9m_zOIbBs
See, I don't understand how they can be allowed to do stuff like that if the scientific evidence shows it doesn't work.
Yes it is total nonsense. As for why it is legal, lots of alternative medicine practices (i.e. stuff with no evidence that it works) are legal.What you want is a qualified physiotherapist who specializes in back pain and spine problems. Probably also good to see a GP and get a referral, you might need an MRI or some such to check out how your disks etc. are doing. Some chiropractors are better than others and will do things that a physiotherapist might, rather than the woo, but you would still be better off seeing a physiotherapist.Most common spinal and back pain problems require various sorts of exercises to strengthen and correct the muscles supporting the spine and neck. They can't be fixed in the long term by just cracking some bones etc.
Quote from: ChristianInvestigator on October 29, 2020, 09:56:19 amSee, I don't understand how they can be allowed to do stuff like that if the scientific evidence shows it doesn't work.For the same reason democrats are legally allowed to advocate for socialism🤣