DRUGS OR SURGERY?
Sorry It has been a couple of weeks since the last time I blogged. We have been busy! On my last radio show we were talking about back pain and spinal surgeries. Adnd like every show, I only report medical peer reviewed research. That means medical doctors researching about their own field. Not chiropractors. and I had a guy call the office line, not the live call in radio line, and harass my front desk. He kept saying that i was probably just mad because I couldn't have got in to medical school. And that I hate the medical profession. Both of these accusations are completely false. First, being raised in the chiropractic lifestyle by my father who is a chiropractor, I have never had any intention to go to medical school. More and more people are seeking alternatives to the only answers the medical industry can give them...Drugs or surgery. I wouldn't think of being any other kind of doctor. Well maybe a plastic surgeon! Just kidding! But honestly I couldn't imagine pushing pills all day and having no other answers for people. Second, trust me irrate caller, I could have gotten in and gotten through medical school. There are medical schools now that give chiropractors a head start and don't make you relearn stuff we have already been taught, making it a lot shorter. But again, I have no desire, I already have a license to practice in the field I want. Third, I do NOT hate the medical profession, and I have my own doctor, we have a pediatrician for our daughter. But we chose our docotrs wisely and carefully, and they do not immediately jump to drugs. The thing is, if I got hit by a car, I wouldn't want to go see my chiropractor. I would want you to take me to ER, where doctors who are trained to save lives in life threatening situations are there. But crisis care and healthcare are two very different things. And there is not a single medical doctor that wouldn't agree with me that we aren't over medicated and over prescribed. They have overstepped their boundaries and do not deliver a safe everyday health system for people to rely on. But for the caller who questioned my education and qualifications, this is for you....
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