Archive for the ‘Chiro’ category

The 116th Meeting of the Skeptics’ Circle:The Wooful ER

July 30, 2009

It’s time for your favorite blog carnival and mine, the Skeptics’ Circle!

 I had the most horrible dream the other day. After watching a Mitchell and Webb Sketch about a homeopathic ER, I had nightmares of being trapped in an ER just chock full of Woo, and other nonskeptical gibberish.

Walk with me, through the valley of woo, in the nightmare that is the wooful ER.



Calling All Evidence Based Chiropractors

July 24, 2009

If YOU are a chiropractor, or KNOW a chiropractor, who feels they use science and evidence based chiropractic, PLEASE pass this request along to them. If you know a chiropractor who DOESN’T practice evidence based chiropractic, pass this along to them as well!

I’ve spent the last month on general internal medicine in a rural community. Driving around this particular community what strikes me is just how many chiropractors there are! I’ve seen 4 offices for primary care doctors – either DO or MD, and 10 for chiropractors. Many people appear to be using chiropractors as their PCPs. Needless to say I have a problem with this. Below, I have some questions for these or any other chiropractors who would be willing to take some time to answer.


What does “Treatment of Neck Pain: Noninvasive Interventions” tell us about chiropractic

June 30, 2009
 Those following our Spot the Mistake posts (here, and here) will notice someone has claimed we’ve gone “…on a chiropractic witch hunt”. As it happens, I disagree. Those who haven’t been following along, this post is an overview of the evidence for or against manipulative therapies (which includes chiropractic) in neck pain, as covered by this particular article from spine. It’s framed as a response to a specific commentors post here.

Let’s give Nick alot of credit for walking into potentially hostile territory though. Let’s give him even more credit for defending his ideas with a citation. He cited the article mentioned in the title, “Treatment of Neck Pain: Noninvasive Interventions, Results of the Bone and Joint Decade 2000–2010 Task Force on Neck Pain and Its Associated Disorders.” Full citation at the bottom of the page.


Spot the Mistake, brief answers

June 26, 2009

Ok guys, I was hoping to have fully researched answers tonight. Sadly our library was closed and I couldn’t access the appropriate references.  I’ll just try and update this with references tomorrow. Below is the brief rundown, sans the numbers.