You remember my post about the honest spinal decompression guy? I just had the pleasure of spending two days hearing him speak more truths about spinal decompression and it’s application. Once again, no lies and more honesty. The remarkable thing about this seminar, however, wasn’t that the instructor did exactly what you’d expect an instructor to do.
The truly bizarre thing was that sitting in the room was one of the most egregious local offenders of the spinal decompression scams. This doctor charges “patients” thousands of dollars in advance for a treatment that should basically be covered by a normal office visit (it certainly is in our office). This chiropractor has ads on television touting the superiority of one machine and technique over another and claims to have level specificity only achieved by a surgeon.
But, what is this doctor thinking while sitting in this seminar? The speaker says something like, “There is no way doctors should be charging thousands for this treatment.”
Crazy Doc thinks “Get whatever you can out of these suckers!”
The instructor says, “Chiropractors are driving people away in droves with the misinformation and mistreatment of traction devices like these.”
Crazy Doc thinks,”I still have some patients left that I’ve been able to sell.”
Instructor says, “The people plastering the newspapers and television with false advertising are poisoning the well and making people mistrust your profession. I just saw one this morning and it was so full of lies the doctor should be jailed.”
Crazy Doc thinks,”That was my ad and my ads are so pretty… I’m sure glad they get picked up by the hotel TV stations.”
Of course I don’t know what this doc is thinking but I would sure like to know. I found out at this seminar that a lot of local chiropractors are reading my blog. Thanks. Nice to have you here…feel free to comment. But if this spinal decompression doc is one of you reading, won’t you please tell me what the hell you are thinking?