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How Chiropractic Damages Your Spine

Don’t I Need a Chiropractor?

It may surprise you, but a chiropractor is the last person you should see if you have back pain (or anything else for that matter) and what’s more… a chiropractor can do absolutely nothing to repair your back.

Why Not a Chiropractor?

Chiropractors perform a type of physical therapy known as spinal manipulation. This spinal manipulation is a very aggressive and violent method of moving the bones of your spine – supposedly – back into alignment. (Or, as some claim, to get stuck vertebrae moving again.)

But wait a minute… if you’re like 90% of us… you don’t have a bone problem at all. What you have is a SUPPORT STRUCTURE problem, which simply means that something is wrong with the muscles, discs and ligaments surrounding your spine… rather than something being wrong with the bones themselves.

You see, the bones of the spine do not support themselves. They are supported by the surrounding soft tissue… namely the muscles, ligaments, tendons and discs that I just mentioned. If something is wrong with these surrounding SUPPORT STRUCTURES, no amount of adjusting or manipulating the bones is going to change that.

Chiropractors Cannot Align Your Spine

Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation

Moving the bones once a month will not correct the problem. The bones will simply return to whatever position the support structure dictates even before you leave the doctor’s office.

On the other hand, if you restore the disks, ligaments and muscles you will restore the alignment of your spine. It’s that simple. That’s what rebuilding your back is all about and anything less is really just a waste of time.

So, if the chiropractor isn’t correcting the alignment of your spine, just what is he doing? We’ll take a closer look at that next…

Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation

If you’ve ever received chiropractic treatment then you’re no doubt familiar with that satisfying little pop your back makes at the hands of a skillful chiropractor.

Well, it might interest you to know that the sound you hear when a chiropractor adjusts your back is not the sound of bones being re-aligned at all. What it is is nothing more than the sound of a temporary vacuum that is created whenever any joint is suddenly separated.

To put it in a slightly different perspective, it’s the same sound you hear whenever someone cracks their knuckles.

And – just as with knuckle cracking – the two bones will immediately return to the exact same position they were in prior to this little popping event. (At least you better hope they do because, if they don’t, you’re going to be in excruciating pain with a dislocated joint.)

Chiropractic manipulation may feel good, but it’s entirely unnecessary and has nothing to do with re-aligning your spine. In fact, it can be harmful (and potentially dangerous) especially for someone with osteoporosis.

So Why Do Chiropractors Do It?

Simple… I believe they do it for show.

I believe they do it because you can’t do it yourself and because it makes you think they’ve done something really spectacular something your back needed in order to recover.

And since you can’t do it yourself, doesn’t this make you entirely dependent on the chiropractor for this magic little pop?

Exactly… they now have a patient for life.

Chiropractic Psychological Manipulation

The chiropractor knows that it’s this magic little pop that tricks you into believing that chiropractic is real. He knows that it’s this satisfying sound and brief pleasant sensation that puts you under his spell and keeps you coming back again and again.

How Chiropractic Damages Your Spine

How Chiropractic Damages Your Spine

So far we’ve seen that it’s anatomically impossible for a chiropractor to “realign” your spine simply by manually moving the bones. We’ve learned that it is the support structure surrounding your spine that determines the shape and position of the bones, not the bones themselves.

We’ve also examined the fact that chiropractic adjustments are nothing more than an illusionist’s trick designed to fool you into thinking you’ve just had a “medical procedure” when, in fact, all they’ve done is crack your knuckles. It may create a momentary “feel good” sensation, but it really has no healing powers.

The biggest problem with chiropractic isn’t that it just doesn’t work or that it’s simply a hoax. No, the biggest problem is that it is damaging your spine and even putting your life at risk.

How Chiropractic Damages Your Ligaments

How Chiropractic Damages Your Ligaments

How often have you heard your chiropractor casually warn that you “may feel some discomfort” after the adjustment and your pain may even increase for a day or two. Not to worry, this is normal.

Why does he do this?

What is it about spinal manipulation that causes him to issue this veiled warning?

Torn Tissue Fibers

What most chiropractors won’t tell you (either because they don’t know or because they simply don’t care) is that the high velocity thrust he is about to use on your spine will often cause microscopic tearing of the ligaments (including the annular ring of the intervertebral discs).

There is no doubt that the immediate feeling of release after a successful manipulation does bring about a sense of well-being. However, cracking like this is often too rough. Too many tissue fibres are broken Microscopic scarring forms around the joint… [6]

This constant tearing (even though on a microscopic level) of the discs and ligaments is counterproductive and can only serve to make things worse. It contributes to degenerative disk disease, hypermobility in the joints and some doctors are even starting to identify this condition as “over-manipulation syndrome.”

As one former chiropractor warns:

Rotation manipulations to the upper cervical and thoracic spine can create progressive hypermobility in the capsular ligaments. Consequently, chiropractors utilizing these procedures indiscriminately without valid assessments to diagnose legitimate ligament contractures put their patients at risk for iatrogenic hypermobility [1]

So we see that – instead of improving your situation – spinal manipulation does just the opposite. It actually tears tissue fibers and degrades the health of your spine. This is especially true for people over the age of 40.

All manipulation should be avoided for older individuals who are more prone to permanent ligament deformation. The most likely area to be injured is the capsular ligaments of the lower cervical spine since they have the least protection and are vulnerable to rotational thrusts. [1]

The facts are clear; chiropractic manipulation is not a smart choice for treating back or neck pain. It causes — at best — microscopic tearing of the annular ring of the disc as well as the surrounding ligaments. This repetitive injury to the support structure of your back is going to leave you stiffer and more prone to injury the longer this abuse is allowed to continue.

But that’s not the end of the story. For you see, if you do have any form of degenerative disk disease (and almost everyone over the age of 20 does to a certain extent) then chiropractic spinal manipulation is the worst possible thing you can do as we’ll see next.

Not only does HVLA (High velocity, low amplitude) manipulation contribute to degenerative disc disease, but also recent studies have shown conclusively that it causes herniated discs and even nerve damage.

Chiropractic vs. Common Sense

Your back needs to be stretched and exercised frequently throughout the day, every day if it’s truly going to get better. And it should be mobilized gently… not in a way that’s just going to add to your troubles later on down the road.

If you recall in the previous article we asked the question, Don’t I Need a Chiropractor? By this time I hope you’ve already arrived at the obvious answer.

 

COVID-19 Is A Manufactured Pandemic

“The following is from a medical forum. The writer, who is a widely respected professional scientist in the US, prefers to stay anonymous, because presenting any narrative different than the official one can cause you a lot of stress in the toxic environment caused by the scam which surrounds COVID-19 these days. – Julian Rose

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I work in the healthcare field. Here’s the problem, we are testing people for any strain of a Coronavirus. Not specifically for COVID-19. There are no reliable tests for a specific COVID-19 virus. There are no reliable agencies or media outlets for reporting numbers of actual COVID-19 virus cases. This needs to be addressed first and foremost. Every action and reaction to COVID-19 is based on totally flawed data and we simply can not make accurate assessments.

This is why you’re hearing that most people with COVID-19 are showing nothing more than cold/flu like symptoms. That’s because most Coronavirus strains are nothing more than cold/flu like symptoms. The few actual novel Coronavirus cases do have some worse respiratory responses, but still have a very promising recovery rate, especially for those without prior issues.

The ‘gold standard’ in testing for COVID-19 is laboratory isolated/purified coronavirus particles free from any contaminants and particles that look like viruses but are not, that have been proven to be the cause of the syndrome known as COVID-19 and obtained by using proper viral isolation methods and controls (not the PCR that is currently being used or Serology /antibody tests which do not detect virus as such). PCR basically takes a sample of your cells and amplifies any DNA to look for ‘viral sequences’, i.e. bits of non-human DNA that seem to match parts of a known viral genome.

The problem is the test is known not to work.

It uses ‘amplification’ which means taking a very very tiny amount of DNA and growing it exponentially until it can be analyzed. Obviously any minute contaminations in the sample will also be amplified leading to potentially gross errors of discovery.

Additionally, it’s only looking for partial viral sequences, not whole genomes, so identifying a single pathogen is next to impossible even if you ignore the other issues.

The Mickey Mouse test kits being sent out to hospitals, at best, tell analysts you have some viral DNA in your cells. Which most of us do, most of the time. It may tell you the viral sequence is related to a specific type of virus – say the huge family of coronavirus. But that’s all. The idea these kits can isolate a specific virus like COVID-19 is nonsense.

And that’s not even getting into the other issue – viral load.

If you remember the PCR works by amplifying minute amounts of DNA. It therefore is useless at telling you how much virus you may have. And that’s the only question that really matters when it comes to diagnosing illness. Everyone will have a few virus kicking round in their system at any time, and most will not cause illness because their quantities are too small. For a virus to sicken you you need a lot of it, a massive amount of it. But PCR does not test viral load and therefore can’t determine if it is present in sufficient quantities to sicken you.

If you feel sick and get a PCR test any random virus DNA might be identified even if they aren’t at all involved in your sickness which leads to false diagnosis.

And coronavirus are incredibly common. A large percentage of the world human population will have covi DNA in them in small quantities even if they are perfectly well or sick with some other pathogen.

Do you see where this is going yet? If you want to create a totally false panic about a totally false pandemic – pick a coronavirus.

They are incredibly common and there’s tons of them. A very high percentage of people who have become sick by other means (flu, bacterial pneumonia, anything) will have a positive

PCR test for covi even if you’re doing them properly and ruling out contamination, simply because covis are so common.

There are hundreds of thousands of flu and pneumonia victims in hospitals throughout the world at any one time.

All you need to do is select the sickest of these in a single location – say Wuhan – administer PCR tests to them and claim anyone showing viral sequences similar to a coronavirus (which will inevitably be quite a few) is suffering from a ‘new’ disease.

Since you already selected the sickest flu cases a fairly high proportion of your sample will go on to die.

You can then say this ‘new’ virus has a CFR higher than the flu and use this to infuse more concern and do more tests which will of course produce more ‘cases’, which expands the testing, which produces yet more ‘cases’ and so on and so on.

Before long you have your ‘pandemic’, and all you have done is use a simple test kit trick to convert the worst flu and pneumonia cases into something new that doesn’t actually exist.

Now just run the same scam in other countries. Making sure to keep the fear message running high so that people will feel panicky and less able to think critically.

Your only problem is going to be that – due to the fact there is no actual new deadly pathogen but just regular sick people, you are mislabeling your case numbers, and especially your deaths, are going to be way too low for a real new deadly virus pandemic.

But you can stop people pointing this out in several ways.

1. You can claim this is just the beginning and more deaths are imminent. Use this as an excuse to quarantine everyone and then claim the quarantine prevented the expected millions of dead.

2. You can tell people that ‘minimizing’ the dangers is irresponsible and bully them into not talking about numbers.

3. You can talk crap about made up numbers hoping to blind people with pseudoscience.

4. You can start testing well people (who, of course, will also likely have shreds of coronavirus DNA in them) and thus inflate your ‘case figures’ with ‘asymptomatic carriers’ (you will of course have to spin that to sound deadly even though any virologist knows the more symptom-less cases you have the less deadly is your pathogen.

Take these 4 simple steps and you can have your own entirely manufactured pandemic up and running in weeks.

They can not “confirm” something for which there is no accurate test.”(1)

Cite:

(1)Manufactured Pandemic: Testing People for Any Strain of a Coronavirus, Not Specifically for COVID-19