Thank you for including an article about Chiropractic in your spring 2009 issue. I must admit, I am tired of reading such limited and confining Chiropractic articles when we have so much more to offer people….
People need to hear the full Chiropractic story. One that states “not limited to back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs, and headaches” and then discusses the breadth of Chiropractic care, sharing the stories that we have in order to educate as well as encourage. “Chiropractic for the Health of It” had such an opportunity to discuss the fact that Chiropractic is about life and life’s potential…What are the limitations of life? Only the limitations we put on ourselves!
In my experience, Chiropractors do not accept people into their offices on the basis of conditions such as sciatica, osteoarthris, or carpal tunnel syndrome, but rather For the Health of It….we help people stay well and live full of LIFE. Ask any Chiropractor and I’m sure they will happily share their amazing lives and experiences.
Brian Nardi, D.C.
Posted by Patricia Kirby, Editor Radius Magazine at 5:42:04 PM, EST
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That's rlealy thinking of the highest order
5:44:35 PM, EST on 5/18/2013
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1:39:47 AM, EST on 4/7/2012
These guys are scammers who trick ssnibeuses by getting employees who don't know any better to say yes on the phone to some questions, next thing you know you're getting charged $40/month. Our comp
3:47:40 AM, EST on 4/5/2012
Michael McCullough, DC
I'm still waiting for Dr. Ragel to respond to my blog and hopefully he will someday. In the mean time I feel that it is important to bring to everyone's attention that health care is a business, in fact one of the biggest businesses in this country. It's time all health care providers start looking out for what is best for their patients physical health and financial health. Like myself, most chiropractors refer their patients for medical treatment when appropriate. If medicine had all the answers there wouldn't be a need for chiropractors and visa versa and if chiropractic wasn't effective we wouldn't exist. Some form of leveraging or manipulation of the spine has been performed for over 5,000 years. According to the American Medical association, if chiropractic wasn't of value I doubt that chiropractic would be included in medical school curriculums.
"Courses Involving Complementary and Alternative Medicine at US Medical Schools.
Of the 125 medical schools surveyed—117 offered courses in Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Herbal Therapies.
Journal of the American Medical Association Sept. 2, 1998—vol 280. No. 9
(if chiropractic and natural medicine didn’t work… then why are they teaching it in their medical schools?)
11:34:59 PM, EST on 9/16/2009
Michael McCullough, DC
I would like to comment on Dr. Ragel's following quote, "What about all the "patients" who have suffered rupture or damage to vertebral arteries as a consequence of "neck adjustment?" What about those who are fatally disappointed when they discover that cancer cannot be cured by adjustments of the spine. Fie on you! (or worse!!!)"
Dr. Ragel would you please provide me the scientific journal articles and medical records of all the strokes, vertebral artery dissections and ruptured discs that chiropractors have been proven to have caused? I will be more than happy to provide you with the number of deaths and hospitalizations resulting from medical procedures and prescription medications published in your journals.
After 23 years of practice and thousands of cervical adjustments I am not aware of any deaths or strokes resulting from my treatments and if I would have caused all these malpractice events that you make claims to I'm sure my malpractice insurance wouldn't be less than $1500 per year. How much is yours?
I would love to discuss your negative opinions of my profession with you. email@example.com
2:28:49 PM, EST on 9/4/2009
Dr. John L. Ragle
I am appalled that a reputable magazine would present chiropractic "medicine" as if it were a legitimate field rather than the quackery it really is. What about all the "patients" who have suffered rupture or damage to vertebral arteries as a consequence of "neck adjustment?" What about those who are fatally disappointed when they discover that cancer cannot be cured by adjustments of the spine. Fie on you! (or worse!!!)
4:49:51 PM, EST on 6/22/2009
Dr. Ragel, we do pride ourselves on being a reputable magazine and that is why we present all fields of professional health care, both traditional and alternative. By offering articles that are written by the physicians themselves, we give our readers information based on real patient data and experience.
4:46:01 PM, EST on 6/22/2009
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