The Yoke of Chiropractic: Vertebral Subluxation Doctrine

03:00 EDT 27 May 2019 | Science-Based Medicine

The mysterious, asymptomatic chiropractic “vertebral subluxation complex” alleged to be a cause of disease has never been proven to exist. A real orthopedic vertebral subluxation, which can be identified by imaging and by physical signs, has never been demonstrated to be a cause of organic disease. Chiropractic subluxation theory has been perpetuated largely by misinformation, fear, and a powerful placebo effect, produced, in part, by insignificant cavitation (popping) that occurs during manipulation of normal joints.

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