As many of my readers know, I am not a person to shy away from controversy nor am I a person who will ‘back down’ or fail to share my take on a matter. In 2011, I had addressed claims made by a local chiropractor — Dan Golaszewski — and interviewed Dr. Steve Novella of Yale University to receive a professional expert opinion on Golaszewski’s claims. Because of this, I started receiving legal threats from Golaszewski’s fiancee’ for simply blogging about Golaszewski. Thinking that controversy regarding chiropractors was over, a new issue had come to my attention. I had discovered that the school I am attending invited a chiropractor who endorses the idea of subluxations to a campus health fair.
Earlier this week, I authored a letter that was sent to the person at Marywood University who was the listed contact for the “Celebrate Your Body Wellness Fair” in which I expressed my disappointment regarding Marywood University inviting a chiropractor, Glenn Czulada, who endorses the idea of vertebral subluxations. Interestingly enough, persons endorsing ideas of acupuncture and “energy medicine” were invited to a 2011 campus health fair. I attended the health fair and found some interesting claims in the literature at the chiropractor’s table that is also available, although in a slightly different format, online (and linked for your convenience).
The role of your doctor of chiropractic is to free you from a severe form of stress found in your spine: vertebral subluxations (VS). VS are distortions of your spine and body structure that stress your brain, spinal cord, nerves, joints, ligaments, muscles, internal organs and other tissues. Subluxations cause disturbed body function, loss of wholeness, lowered resistance to disease, lack of energy, loss of height and premature aging. […] Over a hundred years of clinical observations have revealed that vertebral subluxations can affect your physical and mental health.
No supportive evidence is found for the chiropractic subluxation being associated with any disease process or of creating suboptimal health conditions requiring intervention. Regardless of popular appeal this leaves the subluxation construct in the realm of unsupported speculation. This lack of supportive evidence suggests the subluxation construct had no valid clinical applicability.
Your body’s natural healing ability had been documented to heal nearly any disease or condition. When your body is free from subluxations, your self-healing ability, your “inner healer,” is better able to deal with all your health problems, including fibromyalgia.” [emphasis mine]
It must be emphasized that chiropractic is not against necessary medical care. In emergencies, all must be done to save life and limb. But after the medical doctors have done their work there is a pause. […] In that pause the real healing occurs. True healing is not done by doctors, stitches, gauze, drugs, and injections — it is performed by the wisdom of our miraculous bodies. It is as miraculous and mysterious as the miracle of birth where life is created and recreated.
It is the goal of all doctors to remove that which interferes with the normal expression of life and to create an environment that nurtures healing. That is why, when it is safe to do so, the body should receive the chiropractic care that it desperately needs.
Other post-accident problems, undoubtedly caused by subluxations, include asthma, bed-wetting, vomiting, loss of energy, incontinence, urinary tract infections, vision problems, blindness and even hyperactivity in children. All have been reported after traumatic events and have completely corrected following chiropractic care.
“Spinal nerve interference can cause a variety of conditions that may be helped through Chiropractic. When our spines are misaligned and vital life energy is shut off by nerve impingment [sic], our bodies will sound an alarm.”
Isn’t using the phrase “spinal nerve interference” and noting that this “can cause a variety of rewards” very similar to mentioning a subluxation and describing a subluxation?