Post by Copernicus DC on Mar 31, 2005 22:29:54 GMT -5
Given the recent rush of hecklers to the forum it occurred to me that this would be a good time to explain the "blame the victim" tactic that cults use against critics.
In order to distract members from the charges levelled by the critic the cult concocts a false explanation for the person's criticism that makes it the critic's fault.
In chiropractic since the entire system revolves around being successful at ripping people off the charge usually is that critics are practice failures who are somehow trying to get revenge on the profession. This is very useful to the cult because it prevents people from investigating the specific charges (like a thought stopping method) and helps to galvanize the group around the critic.
I noticed in school that everyone about to graduate had an unbelievably sweet associateship deal lined up. If I ever saw them after they graduated, they were invariably getting $crewed, and couldn't wait for the contract to end so they could go into solo practice. I resolved to go straight to solo practice.
After graduation, I noticed that everyone in solo practice who had graduated in the last 10-15 years was struggling or on the verge of bankruptcy, except a tiny percentage who were making out like bandits. These were invariably either fools, who really believed what the PM guys were telling them, or crooks, who knew it was a lie and didn't care. So I couldn't make a living at chiropractic because I couldn't decide whether to be a crook or a fool.
Post by Copernicus DC on Sept 21, 2009 19:26:34 GMT -5
>So I couldn't make a living at chiropractic because I couldn't decide whether to be a crook or a fool.
I wrote nearly the same thing in 2007!
I once believed that I could teach myself differential diagnosis and follow scientific treatment guidelines. Later I learned that this was not possible without exposure to expert faculty and actual patients. Refusing to be a quack or a thief, I had serious doubts about whether to remain a chiropractor.
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
charade: if you think a crack is going to help your condition then you are smoking crack! the only light at the end of the chiropractic tunnel is the train!!
Aug 21, 2014 10:35:27 GMT -5
charade: aches: you misunderstood nmsdc's statement. they rip off the worried very well. read slowly and carefully.
Aug 21, 2014 12:33:19 GMT -5
nmsdc: I mean "worried" well people, who are scared and then ripped off for months or years of "subluxation" treatment when a massage or some manual therapy would do.
Aug 21, 2014 15:32:45 GMT -5
thankful: Under medical care, I had shingles twice. Each time, it lasted for several months. Upon a 3rd onset, I was under chiropractic care. It only lasted for 1 week! I have stayed with chiropractic care, and I have not had any more onsets of shingles.
Aug 23, 2014 20:45:37 GMT -5
Successful DC = cheating DC : Chiropractic is a joke!!! I am one. . . What profession has so many of its own bad mouthing it?! It should be outlawed and all these so-called chiropractic colleges should be shut down and forced to pay reparations to their graduates.
Aug 27, 2014 21:41:21 GMT -5