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Chiropractic Care Guide: What Do Chiropractors Do?

Chiropractic Care Guide: What Do Chiropractors Do?

by Ahitsha Ortiz, Brent Baldasare


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We are so happy that your journey to wellness has led you to try chiropractic care. As chiropractors our philosophy is simple, yet profound. As a profession, the primary belief is in natural and conservative methods of health care. Doctors of chiropractic have a deep respect for the human body's ability to heal itself without the use of surgery or medication.

We devote careful attention to the biomechanics, structure and function of the spine, its effects on the musculoskeletal and neurological systems, and the role played by the proper function of these systems in the preservation and restoration of health. A Doctor of chiropractic is one who is involved in the treatment and prevention of disease, as well as the promotion of public health, and a wellness approach to patient healthcare.

My personal journey began as a result of a paralyzing football injury that left me with two choices. The first choice was to have spinal surgery and the second was to find an alternative that would relieve the pressure to the nerves that supplied function to my legs.

On the recommendation of my trainer I tried chiropractic and twenty years to this day I've never had surgery and regained full use of my legs. I know I'm truly blessed and I'm not suggesting chiropractic is a cure all for paralysis but I am a walking testament that there is a powerful healing force in the body that if given the proper neurological, emotional and nutritional channels can perform miraculous healing.

Let us share with you a brief introduction to the profession that chose me.

The world's understanding of the efficacy of chiropractic care is still in its early stages even though knowledge of chiropractic science has been around to some degree as long as recorded time. Early chiropractors were jailed and they were publicly mocked by the medical community as charlatans and quacks. Until a brave group of doctors took on the powerful AMA and exposed an illegal conspiracy to destroy chiropractic. Here is a brief summary of the result.

Summary of Judge's Opinion and Order
On August 27, 1987, Judge Susan Getzendanner, United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division, found the American Medical Association, The American College of Surgeons, and The American College of Radiology, guilty of having conspired to destroy the profession of chiropractic in the United States. In a 101-page opinion, Judge Getzendanner ruled that the American Medical Association and its co-conspirators had violated the Sherman Antitrust Laws of the United States. Judge Getzendanner ruled that they had done this by organizing a national boycott of doctors of chiropractic by medical physicians and hospitals using an ethics ban on interprofessional cooperation.

Evidence at the trial showed that the defendants took active steps, often covert, to undermine chiropractic educational institutions, conceal evidence of the usefulness of chiropractic care, undercut insurance programs for patients of chiropractors, subvert government inquiries into the efficacy of chiropractic, engage in a massive misinformation campaign to discredit and destabilize the chiropractic profession and engage in numerous other activities to maintain a medical physician monopoly over health care in this country.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781505214406
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/25/2014
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.08(d)

About the Author

Born in Linwood, NJ, Dr. Baldasare is licensed by the Florida Board of Chiropractic and a resident of east Orlando. He first experienced chiropractic after a paralyzing college football injury.

Dr. Baldasare is also a member of the Florida Chiropractic Association, the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, the American Chiropractic Association, the International Chiropractic Association, the World Chiropractic Alliance, and the Florida Chiropractic Society.

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