Ronald L. Fredrickson, MS
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Fredrickson R.; Chiropractic. Ann Intern Med. 2002;137:W1. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-137-8-200210150-00027-w1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2002;137(8):W1.
TO THE EDITOR:
Chiropractic is a many-splintered thing, a fact that was glossed over in the paper by Drs. Meeker and Haldeman (1). In my area, we have chiropractors who belong to the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association, a group that believes that manipulation of the upper cervical vertebrae is the answer. Another chiropractor advertises his use of quantum connective healing. Still another uses network spinal analysis, a practice so strange that chiropractors who don't use it have tried to have it banned. The broadest division in the profession is that of the “straights” versus the “mixers.” The former believe that all ailments are caused by misaligned vertebrae and that adjustment of such misalignments enables the body to heal itself. The latter add other elements including, but not limited to, vitamins, herbals, acupuncture, massage, and colonic irrigation. Some chiropractors are even ministering to animals in the role of veterinary chiropractors.
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