The profession of chiropractic, from a chiropractor
Posted in the Chiropractic Forum
#1 Apr 27, 2013
Let me first say that chiropractic is helpful in treating minor back and neck pain. That, however, is about the only thing good I have to say about the profession.
Where to begin? Well first of all chiropractic, in and of itself, is a decent modality for pain. Adjusting the spine is something that can be learned in 4-5 weekend seminars. As it is you have to go through 4 years of courses to become a chiropractor. It may look cute to be able to call yourself a "Doctor" afterwords but most everyone will think you're a joke. You end up going in debt somewhere around 200k. Unless you come from a wealthy family or win the lotto you will NEVER pay back your student loans. You will never be able to do the normal things in life such as buy a house or start a family.
Instead you will be stuck making around 25-35k the rest of your life while you work 60-70 hours per week. Anytime you're not in the office you will be out in the community embarrassing yourself as you set up "spinal screenings" at the local farmers market, the mall, the grocery store, or local Walmart and beg for patients to come into your office.
Sure there are some (less than 5%) who will make a good living but this is life for the vast majority of chiropractors. Almost all chiropractors who are making good money are scaring their patients into long term care plans by way of lying and scare tactics. Most chiro's get out of the profession and move on to other careers. I can tell you out of my graduating class of 62 from ten years ago that there are only 17 working as a chiropractor. After I finally transition myself out of the profession later this year it will be 16.
What I'm telling you is the absolute truth. Going to chiropractic school was easily the worst decision I've ever made. The word is finally getting out on just how horrible this profession is. Enrollment at chiro schools are way, way down across the board. One school has already closed (LA Cleveland). Another (Life West) nearly closed last summer. It's only a matter of time before they all fall. I would not wish my worst enemy to go through the hell of getting into this profession.
#2 Apr 27, 2013
Cpt chiro, I don't know if you even notice how pathetic you sound. You make up your own statistics (5% of chiropractors succeed) then go on to blame everyone and everything else but yourself.
Folks, this "CPT chiro" character sounds like a loser--who just happens to be a chiropractor. It isn't the profession that failed him, it's him.
Every profession is a risk. If you go to attorney blogs you will see the exact same thing--big student loans, not enough jobs, etc.
A profession is what you make of it. Obviously cpt chiro couldn't make it. Most do. I know because I have. Mostly every chiropractor in my area and surrounding area have done very, very well. But, alas, a loser like CPT chiro needs a shoulder to cry on. Poor cpt chiro--couldn't make it. Oh, well. I'm glad you're getting out of the profession. Cutting the weeds is healthy.
Chiropractic is doing just fine. Does it have problems? Does medicine have problems? They both do. But a successful person will succeed anywhere. A loser will ALWAYS lose anywhere--then blame others.
I can't believe my luck being a chiropractor. It was by far the BEST decision of my life. I love every second of it. Maybe because I'm successful and help tons of people each year. Oh, and I don't accept one thin dime of insurance or any third party payment of any description. Just cash. And my patients don't pay UNLESS they get better.
Being a chiropractor is a dream come true. I can retire now, could have years ago, but I never want to. I can't wait to get to my office each day.
#3 May 1, 2013
Only thing ... chiropractic is based on baloney. The "vertebral subluxation causes disease" bull crap.
And check out the quack above whose first response is to engage in ad hominem attacks.
He's a chiropractor after all.
#4 May 1, 2013
Such anger. Such bitterness coming from the failure, wisdom.
Folks, wisdom failed in practice. He said so himself. He's clearly not a chiropractic expert--unless you consider failing in practice as a credential. Man, is he bitter. Man, is he angry.
But, alas, I suppose anyone who failed in any profession would be bitter. I've known some bitter accountants who had a hard time making it in business. So I guess you really can't blame wisdom for his hatred and jealousy towards others who've succeeded. I think we all should pity him and cut him some slack. Oh, and wisdom lied about being an MD. He's not. That's a fact.
Chiropractic is the greatest proession ever. I get to help thousands of people each year and make a great living do it. I can't wait to get to my office each morning. It's just a ton of fun.
#5 Aug 19, 2013
Geez, looks like being a successful chiropractor can be directly linked to being an internet troll. Acting like a child online must be his way of venting. Lets all give him some slack, I mean he is a chiropractor after all, a profession I think is a joke to begin with. I'd go as far to say that he hasn't had a single respectable post that has ever helped anyone on a forum. Congrats on being "that chiropractor troll" not respected as a chiropractor, and even less respected as a troll. Tisk tisk tisk, maybe someday you'll find something you're good at.
#6 Aug 19, 2013
This is what happens when jealous idiots like 'that guy' post. Man, is that schmuck a troll. Good lord.
Q. How long have you been a jackass? Just curious. I can buy and sell that loser with the money I have in my back pocket. he he he
#7 Aug 20, 2013
I see the resident chiropractor is using profanity to respond. And he thinks he's somehow a "doctor".
He has made some outrageous claims on other sites like he "cures deep wounds". Like he, as a chiropractor, was expertly trained in "wound care".
He's a clown chiropractor. He's angry. He was sold a bill of goods by his chiropractic school. Many were. So sad.
#8 Aug 20, 2013
Wisdom left practice because he couldn't scam insurance commpanies anymore--like he did in a time he describes as "the mercedes 80's" when insurnace companies were easy to bilk. He got caught. You do the math.
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