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Researching Chiropractic: Hypothyroidism, Constipation, Trigeminal Neuralgia

Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception. There seems to be no limit to the health problems that respond to chiropractic care. How many people suffering, on drugs, facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care?  Probably most of them.

Hypothyroidism reduction under chiropractic care. back-5163495_1920

After a motor vehicle accident a 44-year-old woman suffered from upper trapezius (upper shoulder) and inter-scapular pain (pain between the shoulder blades) for 23 years! In addition, she had been prescribed Armour® Thyroid in order to treat symptoms of low thyroid function (hypothyroidism).
X-rays of her neck revealed a 80.7% loss of normal neck curve (hypo-lordosis) in addition to vertebral subluxations. The patient received spinal adjustments to reduce her subluxations and to improve her spinal and postural alignment over a seven-month period. Thirty days into care the patient began exhibiting signs/symptoms of an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). After serum lab evaluation, the patient’s endocrinologist instructed the patient to significantly reduce her thyroid medication. In addition, her shoulder and scapular pains gradually disappeared. (1)

Constipation in a three-year old. girl-996635_1920

A three-year-old suffered from constipation for one year, needing laxatives in order to have a bowel movement. She would have no bowel movements on her own. After 4-5 days her parents would give her laxatives. Chiropractic examination included spinal thermography, postural analysis, supine leg length comparison, range of motion, static and motion palpation of her spine. She was diagnosed with vertebral subluxations of the cervical region with related dysautonomia.

Chiropractic adjustments were utilized to correct the cervical subluxations. After two office visits, the toddler started having daily bowel movements. Within a three-month period of weekly chiropractic visits and adjustments, her constipation resolved completely. (2)

Trigeminal neuralgia (Tic douloureux). woman-3809444_1920

A 77-year-old woman suffering from severe right-sided trigeminal neuralgia (TN) for seven years started chiropractic care. Her TN pain was only initially helped by medication and was made worse by chewing, talking and smiling. When her symptoms were their worst, she was unable to eat or talk well for 4 days.

When she began chiropractic care she rated her pain 10 out of 10; describing it as a constant hot, throbbing, burning sensation that progressively got worse. Subluxations at C1 and other segments were located and adjusted. After six visits the patient saw significant reduction in pain; after four months she went off her medication and at 6 months was pain free. (3)

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1. Bak AD, Engelhardt PR. Improvement in cervical curve and hypothyroidism following reduction of
subluxation utilizing Chiropractic Biophysics: a case study & selective review of the literature. Annals of
Vertebral Subluxation Research. December 10, 2015:226-237.
2. Merkovich AP. Resolution of chronic constipation & dysautonomia in a three-year-old female following
chiropractic care: a case report & review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health,
Chiropractic. August 23, 2019:100-104.
3. Zielinski E, Mankal K, Pirini J. Resolution of trigeminal neuralgia following chiropractic care utilizing
Chiropractic Biophysics and diversified techniques: a case study. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation
Research. November 6, 2014:177-183.

Researching Chiropractic: Back pain, developmental delay, constipation

There seems to be no limit to the health problems that respond to chiropractic care. How many people suffering, on drugs, facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care?

Probably most of them.

Pregnant mom with back painpregnant case study

A 28-year-old mother who was 31 weeks into her 2nd pregnancy visited a chiropractor complaining of low back and right sacroiliac joint pain. She said her pain began one week after picking up her 2-year-old child. She was cared for once a week for 3 weeks. Her low back and sacroiliac pains disappeared and she also showed improved hip and spine mobility. (1)

Developmental delay

A 15-month-old girl had lack of muscle tone and developmental delay. She was unable to pull herself up to standing, walk unassisted or communicate appropriately for her age level.  After eight months of chiropractic care the child was able to pull herself up to standing, walk unassisted and had become more verbal using words appropriate for her developmental age. (2)

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Constipation

A 3 ½-year-old girl suffered from chronic constipation. Subluxations were located in her cervical (neck), thoracic (mid back), lumbar (low back) and sacroiliac (hip) regions.  The girl received chiropractic care. Within three weeks, she experienced complete resolution of the constipation and was fully potty-trained. (3) 

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  1. Snyder J, Alcantara J. Resolution of low back & pelvic pain in a pregnant patient utilizing the Webster Technique: a case report & review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic. Dec 18, 2019:139-143.
  2. Throp I, Shaw Y, Cade A. Improvement in developmental delay and hypotonia in a 15-month-old female following chiropractic care for reduction of vertebral subluxation: a case study. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic. Jan 16, 2019:144-147.
  3. Babinski K, Alcantara J. Resolution of chronic constipation in a child undergoing chiropractic care to reduce vertebral subluxations: a case report & review of literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic. Oct 18, 2019:122-128.

Researching Chiropractic: Crohn’s, AIS, and Fainting

How many people suffering, on drugs, facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care?  Probably most of them. 

Crohn’s disease and chiropracticabdominal-pain-2821941_1920

A 60-year-old man diagnosed with Crohn’s disease was suffering from abdominal pain and cramping, stiffness all over his body, diarrhea and a generalized feeling of sickness and malaise. His symptoms had begun six years prior and developed gradually. 

When he began chiropractic care, he was taking multiple medications for his condition that he felt were not helping. He was unable to go more than one hour without experiencing symptoms. 

Chiropractic examination revealed subluxations at multiple levels as well as a poor diet. Subluxation-centered chiropractic care was initiated and his diet was addressed to restore proper intestinal gut flora. The patient reported immediate relief following his first and second adjustments with complete resolution of Crohn’s disease over the course of care. He was able to stop taking all medications after nine months of care. The patient’s complete remission was confirmed by his endocrinologist. (1) 

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS)woman-837156_1920

A 21-year-old woman began chiropractic care complaining of low back pain and of radiating numbness into her legs and feet. X-ray and other analysis revealed a left-sided scoliosis (her spine was twisted to the left) plus an exaggerated mid-back (thoracic) and lower back (lumbar) curve. 

She was analyzed for subluxations. Her chiropractic care addressed and corrected her subluxations and over a period of five months of care (a total of 62 visits) her left-leaning scoliosis reduced from 20° to 12.5°. Additionally, her mid-back curve reduced from 63° to 40° and her low-back curve reduced from 70° to 65°. 

By seven months of care she experienced improvement of over 50% in well-being and a 50% reduction of her physical complaints. (2) 

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A 57-year-old woman complaining of sudden blackouts (fainting) was diagnosed with “vasovagal syncope” (VVS), a sudden, brief, temporary loss of consciousness (LOC). She also had constant neck pain primarily on the right and inability to turn her head fully to the right. 

She had tried prescribed medication and her MD recommended surgically implanting a pacemaker to regulate her nerve function. She refused. 

Chiropractic examination and X-ray analysis revealed vertebral subluxations of the upper neck or cervical vertebrae (C1 and C2). 

Her VVS completely disappeared and never returned after her first visit. By her fourth visit her neck pain and limited range of motion greatly diminished. (3)

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  1. Phillips MA, Wilt TB. Complete remission of Crohn’s disease following subluxation centered chiropractic care: a case report & review of the literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research.March 10 2018, 2018:38-47.
  2. 9.Fox M, Tveitnes E-B. Reduction of idiopathic scoliosis and musculoskeletal complaints & improved state of well-being in a 21-year-old following chiropractic: a case study & review of the literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. January 25, 2018:12-22.
  3. Friedman R, Friedman A. Resolution of vasovagal syncope (VVS) following upper cervical chiropractic care: a case study & review of the literature. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. February 8, 2018:1-12.

Researching Chiropractic: Stroke, Constipation, and Amenorrhea

Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception. There seems to be no limit to the health problems that respond to chiropractic care. How many people suffering, on drugs, facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care?   Probably most of them.

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A 40-year-old man had a 7-year history of right-sided lower leg weakness following a stroke. In addition to leg weakness, he had postural alterations, reduced right-sided lower back strength and altered balance.

He began chiropractic care. The patient reported improvement in strength and balance. Objective improvement in posture, motor strength, balance and surface electromyography and thermography studies were also revealed. (1)

Constipation

A three-year-old girl suffered from a full year of constipation. She was unable to have a non-laxative induced bowel movement. After 4 or 5 days of no bowel movements her parents would begin giving her laxatives until it triggered a bowel movement, which was reported to be large, very firm and an overall traumatic experience for the child. 

Spinal examination revealed vertebral subluxations of her neck (cervical spine). Chiropractic adjustments were utilized to correct the cervical subluxations and after two office visits, she started having daily bowel movements. Within a three-month period of weekly chiropractic visits and adjustments, the patient’s constipation resolved completely. (2)

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A 26-year-old female sought out chiropractic care following a work injury to her rib and low back. Upon her initial assessment she reported she hadn’t had a menstrual period for “several years”. Following three weeks of care, the patient reported improvements in her rib and low back pain complaints. In addition, the patient reported to be menstruating normally. (3)

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  1. Russell D. Improvement in motor strength, balance & dysautonomia in a male stroke survivor following the assessment & correction of vertebral subluxation: a case study. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. December 12, 2019:166-170.
  2. Merkovich AP. Resolution of chronic constipation & dysautonomia in a three-year-old female following chiropractic care: a case report & review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic. August 23, 2019:100-104.
  3. Stofer J, Alcantara J. Resolution of amenorrhea, rib and low back pain following chiropractic care to reduce vertebral subluxation: a case report & review of literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. December 5 2019:162-165

 

Researching Chiropractic: Stroke, Palsy, and Post-Op Pain

Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception. There seems to be no limit to the health problems that respond to chiropractic care. How many people suffering, on drugs, facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care? 

Probably most of them.

Stroke in a 50-year-old womanstroke 

A woman with a 10-month history of left hemiplegia (paralysis on the left side of the body) after a hemorrhagic stroke began chiropractic care. A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain bleeds and a part of the brain is oxygen deprived. 

Her ability to move her arm and leg, as well as standing, balancing, posture and walking were all affected. Additionally, she had neck pain and a “constant dull ache” headache. 

The cause of the stroke was an adverse reaction to AVA 30, an oral contraceptive pill, in combination with the medication tranexamic acid.

Chiropractic care located and corrected her vertebral subluxations. She had 17 visits over a ten-week period and began to show improvement in her strength and physical functioning by her second visit.  

She continued to improve in posture, neck range of motion (ROM), overall muscle function and nervous system balance. Sadly, she discontinued care after her neurologist told her 3rd party payer that “chiropractic care increased the risk of a stroke” (an unproven, baseless claim). (1)

Resolution of brachial plexus palsy following birth trauma stroke

A 14-day-old baby boy suffered from a brachial plexus (nerve) injury following a traumatic Caesarean birth.

The child suffered from lack of muscle tone (hypotonicity) of the right arm that was so severe that his arm was virtually non-functional. 

Chiropractic correction/adjustment was made of the atlas (C1) vertebra. His right arm muscle tone began to immediately improve. The parents were “astonished!” Two days later, at the next chiropractic visit, the muscle tone in his arm was almost normal (about 90%) compared to the left side. Four days following, his right arm was at 100%. (2)

Complaints following surgerystroke

A 37-year-old man complained of nausea, fatigue, gastric reflux, dizziness and migraines following surgical removal of a vestibular schwannoma (a rare benign tumor on the 8th cranial nerve that leads from the brain to the inner ear).

He was adjusted six times in five weeks. One month after beginning care, he had much improvement in nausea, fatigue and gastric reflux. Dizziness and migraines completely resolved. (3)


  1. Russell D, Doyle M. Hemorrhagic stroke: improved motor function & decreased dysponesis following chiropractic care to reduce vertebral subluxation: a case report & review of the literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. May 13, 2019:59-65.
  2. Cooper K, Alcantara J. Resolution of brachial plexus palsy from birth trauma following chiropractic care to reduce vertebral subluxation: a case report & review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic. June 3, 2019:59-62.
  3. Harden J, Smedley L. Improvement in vestibular dysfunction & quality of life following chiropractic care in a male suffering from post-surgical complications for vestibular schwannoma: a case report & review of the literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. March 18, 2019:34-44.

Coffee Is Good for You

Up to 25 Cups of Coffee a Day Is Safe for Heart, Says New Study

A British Heart Foundation funded study found that drinking five cups of coffee a day, and even up to 25, was no worse for your arteries than drinking less than one cup a day. Further, coffee won’t increase stroke or heart attack risk. (11) 

Drinking Coffee Could Lead to A Longer Life, Scientist Says

Whether it’s caffeinated or decaffeinated, coffee is associated with lower mortality, which suggests the association is not tied to caffeine. 

Drinking coffee was associated with lower risk of death due to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and kidney disease. People who consumed a cup of coffee a day were 12 percent less likely to die compared to those who didn’t drink coffee. This association was even stronger for those who drank two to three cups a day – 18 percent reduced chance of death. 

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Gunter M et al. Coffee drinking and mortality in 10 European countries: a multinational cohort study. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2017;167(4):236-247. doi: 10.7326/M16-2945

Researching Chiropractic: ADHD, Meniere’s Disease, Pins-and-needles

Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception. There seems to be no limit to the health problems that respond to chiropractic care. How many people suffering, on drugs, facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care?   

Probably most of them.

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A child with headaches, autism, ADHD and OCD11 boy

An 11-year-old boy diagnosed with autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and headaches affecting his school attendance and sleep was brought in for chiropractic care. 

A chiropractic analysis showed that he had subluxations in his left hip, sacrum, occiput (back of the skull) and neck and mid back vertebral subluxations (C1, C2 and T8).

The boy’s subluxations and structural distortions were addressed. His headache symptoms improved as did his behavioral problems and his quality of life. (1) 

Meniere’s Disease55 man

A 55-year-old man had been diagnosed with Meniere’s disease. He was experiencing constant dizziness, occasional vertigo (sensation of spinning), earache, ear noise and occasional deafness. His symptoms continued to worsen over eight years.

The patient was evaluated using chiropractic methods and found to have a subluxation in his upper neck (C1 vertebral subluxation).

He had his first chiropractic visit and adjustment and had an immediate improvement. After two weeks his condition completely resolved. (2)

Chronic migraines, pins-and-needles and disability35 man

A 35-year old man with a history of sports injuries presented himself at a chiropractic clinic. His complaints included neck pain and stiffness, pins and needles into his left shoulder, low back pain and difficulty sleeping. The patient had a previous history of chronic headaches and migraines.

Over an eight-week period he received 24 chiropractic adjustments for vertebral subluxation correction. In addition to resolution of his pain, the patient-centered outcome assessments revealed improved physical, social and psychological functioning and decreased disability. There were improvements in cervical curve and reduction of anterior head carriage. (4) 

Pubic pain in a pregnant womanpregnant case study

A 28-year-old who was in her 20th week of pregnancy was suffering from symphysis pubic dysfunction. The pubic bones are in front of the pelvis. She was experiencing pain at the pubic bone region and in both inner thighs for the prior three months. 

She had one previous pregnancy and had experienced mild pubic pain, but with this pregnancy the pain was much worse. 

Her spine and structural system were analyzed using chiropractic procedures. Her upper neck vertebra (C1), coccyx (tail bone) and right inferior pubic bone were found to be subluxated. All were corrected using chiropractic techniques and after three visits her pain abated and she had full mobility. She felt fine during the rest of her pregnancy and delivered a healthy baby boy. After birth (postpartum), she reported greater comfort while walking. (5)


  1. Stone LL, Alcantara J. Resolution of chronic headaches, improved sociability, health & physical behavior in a child with autism, ADHD and obsessive compulsive disorder following chiropractic care to reduce vertebral subluxation: a case report & review of literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic. June 17, 2019:63-70.
  2. Fraser J. Resolution of symptoms in a patient with Meniere’s disease following upper cervical chiropractic care: a case report. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. May 30, 2019:36-41.
  3. Spriggs M. Resolution of chronic migraines & disability with improved physical, social and psychological functioning following chiropractic care using CBP® protocols: case study & review of the literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. May 19, 2019:66-78.
  4. Shtulman I, Miller H, Alcantara J. Resolution of symphysis pubic pain & dysfunction following chiropractic care in a pregnant patient: case study & review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic. April 18, 2019:36-40.

Researching Chiropractic: Rheumatoid arthritis, epilepsy, VBAC

Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception. There seems to be no limit to the health problems that respond to chiropractic care. How many people suffering, on drugs, facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care? 

Probably most of them.

Rheumatoid arthritis, headaches and neck pain. 

A 59-year-old man suffering from headaches, neck pain, and rheumatoid arthritis began chiropractic care. Over a period of 10½ weeks he received eight chiropractic adjustments. He reported complete resolution of his headaches and neck pain following the first adjustment. In addition, his rheumatoid arthritis symptoms decreased to such an extent that he was able to discontinue his medication. (1)

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Post traumatic epilepsy (PTE). 

PTE sufferers have recurrent seizures following an injury to the brain. These injuries are often the result of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or a brain operation.  A 19-year-old man was diagnosed with post traumatic epilepsy. He had a traumatic brain injury six months prior to coming to a chiropractor’s office.

His vertebral subluxations as revealed by X-ray were corrected. Almost immediately the frequency of his seizures began decreasing and then completely resolved. Additionally, the headaches and dizziness from which he suffered also improved. He remained seizure free in a 10-year follow-up. (2)

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Vaginal birth of twins after a cesarean (VBAC). 

A 34-year-old woman 16 weeks pregnant with twin girls began chiropractic care. Her chief complaint was severe left sacroiliac, hip and buttock pain. She had been suffering for 3 weeks. She also mentioned that she wished to have a natural childbirth since having had a pregnancy and cesarean birth two years prior.

Over a period of 19 weeks she received 18 adjustments. Her sacroiliac, hip and buttock pain abated and at 36 weeks’ gestation, she successfully delivered twins via vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). (3)

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  • 1. Slagel J. Resolution of headaches & neck pain in a 59-year-old male with rheumatoid arthritis undergoing upper cervical chiropractic care: a case report. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. March 14, 2019:19-27.
  • 2. Null SA, Null LA. Resolution of post-traumatic epilepsy, headaches & dizziness following upper cervical chiropractic care in a 19-year-old male: case study & review of the literature. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. March 4, 2019:11-18.
  • 3. Spear M, Alcantara J. Vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) with twins following chiropractic care: case report & review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic. November 5, 2018:145-149.

Why do chiropractors encourage breastfeeding?

Questions and Answers About Chiropractic: Why do chiropractors encourage breastfeeding?encourage breasfeeding

Chiropractic is a natural healing art that recognizes the wisdom of nature. Nature makes a perfect food for baby for optimal brain and body development. It’s called breast milk and the advantages over anything else are many.

Benefits to baby:

  • Breastfeeding protects against infections including meningitis, bacteremia, diarrhea, respiratory tract infection, necrotizing enterocolitis, otitis media, urinary tract infection and sepsis in pre-term infants.
  • Breastfed babies have less Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (CRIB death).
  • Breastfeeding is associated with better grades in high school.
  • Breastfed babies have less diabetes, lymphoma, leukemia, Hodgkin disease, obesity and asthma.
  • Breastfed babies show enhanced cognitive development.

Benefits to mother:

  • Decreased postpartum bleeding
  • Faster return to pre-pregnancy weight
  • Natural child spacing/family planning
  • Decreased risk of breast and ovarian cancer
  • Decreased risk of hip fractures and osteoporosis after menopause
  • Women in their 60s who breastfed were 10% less likely to develop heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke. 

    https://www.webmd.com/parenting/baby/nursing-basics#1

Researching Chiropractic: Asthma and Concussion

Do you know someone suffering from asthma or a concussion? Chiropractic could help! 

Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception and have included papers published in various bio-medical and chiropractic journals.

There seems to be no end to the physical and psychological benefits of chiropractic care.

That is because chiropractic does not “treat” any particular condition. Chiropractic care “treats” or more accurately, “corrects” a serious interference to brain, nervous system and energy function known as the subluxation.

No matter what condition you (or a loved one) may have, you will always function better when free from subluxations. Chiropractors are uniquely trained to locate and correct subluxations. Enjoy this month’s cases and see more next month.

Asthma and chiropractic6 year old boy

This case report is of a 6-year-old male presenting with a history of asthma that was diagnosed when the patient was 4 years old. His mother sought chiropractic care to help control and alleviate his symptoms that would worsen depending on the season.

A total of six chiropractic adjustments were rendered to the boy in conjunction with the recommendation of daily probiotic and omega 3 supplementation. The patient no longer needed his daily inhaler dose of Albuterol® after having received his first adjustment and was able to sleep undisturbed through the night without experiencing flare-ups.

Concussion in a 23-year-old femaleheadache

A 23-year-old female presented for chiropractic care five months after a slip and fall that resulted in a concussion. She had vertigo and a history of headaches that were made worse by the concussion. The vertigo occurred immediately following the trauma.

She received upper cervical specific chiropractic care and her symptoms resolved.

Chiropractic, lower back pain and health maintenance care

A comparison was made between chiropractors, medical doctors, and physical therapists for people who suffered from low back pain. The authors concluded: “In work related lower back pain chiropractic health maintenance had less recurrence of disability than patients treated by MDs or PTs.” Also: “Chiropractic patients had fewer surgeries, used fewer opioids (pain killers) and had lower costs.” Interestingly, if a chiropractic patient did have a recurrence it occurred on average 29 days later than those who saw PTs or MDs.”

Overall, chiropractic patients got better sooner than patients of MDs and PTs. “No health maintenance care is generally as good as chiropractic care” and perhaps most revealing is this: “Chiropractors might be preventing some of their patients from receiving procedures of unproven cost utility value or dubious efficacy.”