I am the guilty party who rains on all the parades. I admit it freely. I've had this disorder for my entire life, was diagnosed in '04 and was the first mod on this forum. In the past four years I have seen so many rip offs, inferred claims, testimonials, unproven herbals, magic drinks and just plain quack methods on this site, TV and the web that I tend to be over vigilant in my responses. I have a background in nursing and internet research, and have found more dishonest people linked to fibro than you can shake a stick at. I absolutely ABHOR quackery of any kind and will ferret it out to save people their hard earned money.
If you want to read some negative responses to his treatments try these sites:
Aetna Insurance lists his method as one on their non/payment, experimental list
If you want the truth about
what he is doing... He's a chiropractor. The extent of his research appears to be his own personal experience with his patients. He is not involved with any of the scientific research going on at the University of Michigan or Georgetown University with Dr. Clauw, the foremost fibro researcher in the country. He is a guy giving spinal treatments for lots of big bucks to "help" fibro patients.
I have a 'truback' appliance that I purchased from a TV infomercial. It realigns my spine and does a passive stretch on my back muscles and makes me feel awesome for a while. It really helps with my degenerative joint disease and arthritis in my spine. It cost $59.00. It works for a while, but my fibro always comes back. I use the hot tub at the YMCA to relieve some of my symptoms. Costs about
$100.00 a month. It helps for a while but the fibro is still there. Do you get my drift?
He may be helping people feel better, but at what cost and for how long? He definitely does NOT have a cure for fibro. He doesn't even understand its underlying physiological and cellular activities. IMHO he is a quack.
I understand the scientific method and how results must be sustainable and repeatable. I also believe in the double-blind, placebo-controlled study method for finding real answers. I know testimonials have some value, but they are unreliable and so must be self evaluated. His answer to fibro just doesn't ring true.
~ Jeannie, Forum Moderator/Diabetes & Fibromyalgia
I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa "People are like stained glass windows: They sparkle and shine when the sun's out, but when the darkness sets in
, their true beauty is revealed only if there is light within."- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross
Post Edited (Jeannie143) : 8/27/2008 11:37:25 AM (GMT-6)