I almost forgot about Chiropractic.
lets start with the subjective and move to the objective.
Did you ever meet anyone, who as a child, wanted to be a Chiropractor? I haven't either.
The profession is filled with guys that couldn't get into Medical School so they tried Dental School. Then Vetinary School. And then (So they could still be addressed as "Doctor") they found that they could be Chiropractors.
Here is the rub. They apply the title of Doctor to the pseudo science of subluxation and the theory that proper alignment can alleveiate disease processes, and sell it(not cheaply) to the general public.
Chiropractic has no standard of care, no randomized prospectives, no treatment thresh-holds. The entire practice is gray and completely subjective.
I had a patient years ago who had some really bad hip and lower back pain. Went to four different chiropractors(recommendations from family and friend) received four complete work-ups, with all the associated bending and popping and four sets of x-rays. The guy also got three different diagnosis. When the pain became unbearable, after 7 or 8 successive chiropractic treatments he came to me. He had diverticulitis
When he returned to his Chiropractor (with full relief) and told him he had been treated for diverticulitis, the quack told him that he could have treated him for that. Treated it?? HE DIDN'T EVEN FIND IT!!
Go to a chiropractor,or several with a specific set of problems. Odds are you will get multiple and varying treatment regimens. Without even an accurate diagnosis, you are going to be treated daily/weekly/monthly for the rest of your life!!
You break your arm and walk into my ER or any other ER. We know
your arm is gonna heal in 8 weeks, barring any co-morbidity.
Many Chiropractors I know advise not immunizing children. I thought these were isolated incidences of malpractice until it happened to a family member of mine and some others that I knew personally. I then realized how wide spread it is.
The theory is that subluxation and manipulation improve the immunity and children do not need to be immunized.
Are there any parents here, anyone, with infants or small children, that would forgo immunization for subluxation/manipulation
Didn't think so!
The list goes on and on.
You would do better to have a good family doctor, a physical therapist that can help with occasional mobility issues and a good massage therapist.