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Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by avik, Nov 28, 2015.

  1. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    FWIW from the internets :

    "I am licensed as both a DC and MD (Board certified neurologist, Board certified neuromuscular specialist). Lets settle this debate. The education of a chiropractor is not 1/100 of what I went through to obtain my license to practice medicine. It is not even a shadow of the degree of difficulty. I am not saying DCs do not provide benefit to some people, but honestly, I got through the DC school, passed all the DC boards, and practiced all with very minimal effort. I used to fight very hard that we (chiropractors) were equal but different. Then, I went to medical school. Boy was I wrong. The "internship:" a DC does is part of the 40 month training program. I spent mine in a chiropractic office for 3 months putting on hot packs. The MD internship, performed after medical school, I spent working 100+ hours a week handling difficult ICU cases and chronic illnesses. Then...after....another 4 years of training under very difficult conditions, I could practice. A chiropractor is eligible to practice to become board certified after 40 months of training and nothing more. There are no true residencies in chiropractic. These are, for the most part, 300 hour programs spread out over 3 years (this is how they market they went through and additional 3 year training program) and only didactic. 300 hours to me was 3 weeks. I do not mind chiropactors wanting to keep the label of doctor, but I am not sure why the profession feels so strong to defend itself as equal or even superior on education. Why cant they be proud of who they are? I am sorry to my DC friends, but really, the two worlds are extremely different in education.

    P.S, from what I have seen, a PhD is probably harder than any other degree."
  2. pspa

    pspa Well known member

    Why insurance covers chiropractic treatments, and acupuncture (sometimes anyhow), is beyond me.
  3. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    Their actuaries probably figured out that a dozen sessions with them is cheaper in the long run then MD's, hospitalization, and the medical/industrial/surgical complex. If and when, they hear of "SARNO", they will first prescribe an evaluation for TMS, and, reading a book, prior to further treatments.
  4. pspa

    pspa Well known member

    I paid a lot of money for acupuncture, of course I was seeing the supposedly best ones with medical degrees from China and not just the guy or gal on the corner who took a few classes.

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