I remember him as a bigot and outlandishly vulgar person. At an early age, I lived for 18 months in an apartment on Brady Street, directly across from the Palmer School of Chiropractic when my father was a student there in the late 1930s. One day I saw B.J. approach and spit in the face of two students who were walking on the sidewalk near "Lit'le Bit of Heaven." I could not understand this and asked my dad what could cause such behavior. I was told that B.J. vehemently hated Jews and so acted on occasion -- yet he would accept their tuition. It was common knowledge that B.J., like Charles Lindbergh, openly supported Hitler in the 1930s.
The social class he had was absorbed by association with his stylish, charming, educated, and widely loved wife, Mabel. Although they remained married for 45 years, it was in name only for about half that time. He was not a skilled adjuster: Mabel's cervical spine was destroyed by traumatic arthritis from his poor technic.
This reminds me of all the students and students' friends, family members, and significant others getting bad backs from the student clinic.
This old post about BJ traumatizing his wife's spine so well underscores how a chiropractic "expert" isn't an expert at all (or expert in nothing, I suppose). It's the way the whole field works..."experts" are made through marketing and political posturing...not through intellectual achievements. Afterall, not even BJ knew what he was doing.
There is no doubt that iconoclast B.J. was a skilled salesman, but he never started or maintained a chiropractic practice or established a chiropractic college. He lacked formal education, but he was not "dumb." He passionately emulated P.T. Barnum and Elbert Hubbard. His writings were self-published, but his worshipers bought them despite their price or substance. He sermonized frequently, but his peers did not consider him an educator -- except in promoting his dogmatic doctrinaires through mesmerizing rhetoric
B.J. knew how to hypnotize an audience, and how to use this to make himself rich. A graduate was not considered a "specific, pure, unadulterated chiropractor" unless he left Lyceum with a life-size bust and a half dozen portraits "in various thought poses" of the overseer of the Fountainhead.
The good guy: The science behind the wobble cushion. It's sound science same as the physical therapies used in traditional medicine. It is part of what they call spinal hygiene. The more you move your spine the more it pumps fluid in it. I have read in many places the w
Jul 24, 2014 18:20:38 GMT -5
LogicalBeing: Movement is an essential component of what defines life and its quality and quantity is measured in chiropractic and simply improved. You don't need science to tell you that if you simply allow yourself to think. Adjustment has been done for over a 1000yr!
Jul 25, 2014 11:58:46 GMT -5
LogicalBeing: 3 yrs late but answering Copernicus DC... once you improve movement you do NOT need to stabilise it!!!! otherwise after every yoga session you'd be sitting in an iron cast suit !! only to cause more restrictions!!
Jul 25, 2014 12:02:44 GMT -5
Norah UK: I saw 2 separate Osteopaths who reported hip joint deterioration. I started NSA and i no longer have any hip pain, no low back pain, i previously couldnt stand for any length of time. My posture has dramatically changed and my core strength dramatically im
Aug 6, 2014 19:59:11 GMT -5
Norah UK: improved. This is an incredible healing system and unless you have tried it and given it a full chance then really I dont think you can give a proper informed appraisal. I have found it life changing. I have been given my life back.
Aug 6, 2014 20:02:50 GMT -5
Norah UK: There are good and bad practitioners in all fields. I found a practice with 3 amazing practitioners. Osteopathy by comparison is brutal. This is very gentle and profoundly effective.Many things in life we do not understand. That doesn't mean they cant work
Aug 6, 2014 20:06:47 GMT -5
Successful DC = cheating DC: I read success stories, from patients, but the field as a whole is pathetic! The student default rate of chiropractic is evidence enough there is no demand for chiropractic. Adjustments may help, but are a tool anyone can learn.
Aug 7, 2014 13:47:39 GMT -5
Long Term Chrio Patient : Anyone that's critical of Jesse Jutowitz, has skeletons in his closet. I have had permanent improvement in my spinal condition where all other Chrio techniques did noting but provide temporary relief. I compare him to Galileo. Get with it!!!
Aug 14, 2014 8:08:11 GMT -5
thankful: I thank God that I found a chiropractor who had a wellness plan, and educational classes. As I was adjusted and taught, the ailments started disappearing. Chiropractic care is effective, and at a fraction of the cost of the health insurance system.
Aug 15, 2014 10:39:05 GMT -5
Dissappointed : I have been very disappointed in the quality of life I have been able to provide for my family. Other professions constantly embrace technology which allows them to better service their patients the chiropractor administers try to sell a sub luxation
Aug 15, 2014 10:56:16 GMT -5
Dissappointed : Subluxation 120 years and still searching. The reimbursement in chiropractic is minimal a person better served to obtain a degree in physical therapy state of texas degree physical therapy 28k.
Aug 15, 2014 10:58:59 GMT -5
Dissappointed : Physical therapy would of provided better results than your chiropractic adjustment its manipulation not adjustment another scam.
Aug 15, 2014 11:00:07 GMT -5
thankful: I'm glad that physical therapy helped you. My chiropractor helped me, too. I can now climb stairs, and arise from the floor without struggling or labored breathing. I can go for a walk, and have the strength to exercise. I was able to return to work.
Aug 15, 2014 16:50:18 GMT -5
rachel: I totally do think that ML is a scam! I wrote about it here: http://rachelmsw.blogspot.com/2014/08/maximized-living-scam.html
Aug 16, 2014 16:42:54 GMT -5
Aug 18, 2014 14:52:12 GMT -5
Jacque: Anyone here?
Aug 18, 2014 14:52:21 GMT -5
howard: The 'crack' in a chiropractic adjustment represents a joint that was stuck (subluxation,) and is now moving. When it's stuck, it's irritating, and can lead to problems within the joint and nerves around it. Chiropractors correct those subluxations.
Aug 19, 2014 6:42:58 GMT -5
nmsdc: Subluxations, cracks, and nerve interference are nonsensical marketing strategies chiropractors use to rip off the worried well.
Aug 19, 2014 14:07:45 GMT -5
aches: I think if we were well, we would not be searching for a cure for the pain.
Aug 20, 2014 19:56:22 GMT -5
aches: "Worried well" ? If we were well, we wouldn't be looking for relief from neck and back pain.
Aug 20, 2014 19:59:35 GMT -5