ACA Says Not Enough Research to Prove Chiropractic Works in Kids

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ACA Says Not Enough Research to Prove Chiropractic Works in Kids

Claims We Can't Really Say For Sure What's Happening

In an interview for the Washington Post on the role of chiropractic for children, the President of the American Chiropractic Association's (ACA) Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics stated:

“We still haven’t been able to demonstrate in the research the effectiveness that we’ve seen clinically. We can’t really say for sure what’s happening. It’s sort of like a black box. But, what we do know is that, clinically, what we’re doing is effective because we see a change in the symptoms of the child."

Notice the focus on symptoms only.

The statement from the ACA continued:

"The American Chiropractic Association says that while treatments for children are safe and effective, more research is needed to prove they work."

Read that again - The brain trust at the ACA doesn't know that EFFECTIVE means it works.

The ACA was joined in its negative portrayal of the chiropractic care of children by representatives from Children's National Hospital and the Mayo Clinic Children's Center.

According to Sean Tabaie MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Children’s National Hospital in D.C:

“Ultimately, there is no way you’re going to get an improvement in a newborn from a manipulation. The only thing that you might possibly cause is harm."

Anthony Stans MD, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic Children’s Center in Rochester, Minn weighed in as well stating:

“To my knowledge, there is little to no evidence that chiropractic care changes the natural history of any disease or condition.”

Keep in mind that the ACA just recently endorsed a brand of car seats stating:

"An ACA endorsement is given to products that are of the highest quality after thorough review, analysis, testing and evaluation by a review board of doctors of chiropractic with specific and related expertise and final approval from ACA’s Board of Governors."


The ACA can figure out what kind of car seats are make your ass feel good but they can't seem to figure out why kids benefit from chiropractic?

And car seats are not the only thing the ACA is an expert in - they also endorse mattresses. Here is ACA President and leader at Northwestern Chiropractic College Michelle Maiers:

“A good mattress is an important factor in achieving quality sleep, which contributes to overall health and wellness,” said Dr. Michele Maiers, president of the ACA. “The American Chiropractic Assn. is pleased to endorse several mattresses which are built on demand and feature premium workmanship and comfort.”

And just like the car seats the glowing recommendation for mattresses weren't just in exchange for a fee - it only came following:

". . . analysis, testing and evaluation by a review board of chiropractors and received final approval from ACA’s board of governors. The board reviewed and rated each mattress in several categories, including workmanship, ease of assembly, comfort, durability and performance."

OK ACA - Let's see a description of the reviews, a copy of the analyses and the results of the testing for both the car seats and the mattresses.

Keep in mind that Michelle Maiers and the ACA, while obviously not experts in chiropractic pediatric care, have no problem being experts on the COVID vaccine where they are lobbying the Federal government to allow chiropractors to provide the injections.

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The ACA is not alone in its ridiculous endorsements. Right after the WFC falsely claimed that there was no credible evidence for chiropractic's role in immune function the WFC endorsed a Vibrating Chair and claimed it will "Rejuvenate Your Entire Body" - but there is no credible evidence for the chiropractic/immune connection. 

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What else besides chiropractic care for children can't the ACA endorse that is actually chiropractic?

How about immune function?

United Health Care has adopted the same position on the role of chiropractic on immune function as the ACA and the World Federation of Chiropractic.

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If you are scratching your head and wondering how and why the ACA would contradict itself and spread such misinformation then you have not been following along. The ACA is in lockstep with the WFC controlling the profession and dragging chiropractic away from any focus on the subluxation and the adjustment and into primary care, allopathy and drugs. Chiropractic is a modality to them and the adjustment (manipulation in their lingo) is only good for back pain and headaches.

The ACA, WFC and the rest of the anti subluxation, anti-vitalistic Cartel that runs the profession has set up two standards. One for them that allows them to claim (without providing credible evidence) that a massage chair confers widespread health and "wellness" benefits, that one mattress or car seat is better than another - but when it comes to the relationship between the nervous and immune systems and chiropractic's role in optimizing that relationship or whether children should get chiropractic care they falsely claim there is not enough credible evidence

We now have cultural authority because we can tell the public what car seats, mattresses and massage chairs are good for you. Just like the car, mattress and furniture salesperson.

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