“They’re just taking people’s money for something that’s probably going to have very little effect,” said Dr. Tom Buchanan, head of the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at USC’s Keck School of Medicine.
“It seems dangerous that people would seek this type of treatment for a very serious medical condition,” he said.
State rules say that a chiropractor “may manipulate and adjust the spinal column and other joints of the human body, and in the process thereof, a chiropractor may manipulate the muscle and connective tissue related thereto.”
No surprise there. But what many people may not realize is that a licensed chiropractor also “may treat any condition, disease or injury in any patient … so long as such methods and treatment do not constitute the practice of medicine.”
That’s a considerable amount of wiggle room — and a potentially huge opportunity for any chiropractor who deems a background in nutrition and wellness as sufficient to treat people with Type 2 diabetes.
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