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Results... What works... what does not

In any other field, people look for results. (Well, maybe not in politics. They still mistake promises for results here.) But not in so-called “health care.”

Let me spell out the exception to my argument, first… the emergency room. Medicine is great in emergency, life-saving situations. I’ve worked emergency rooms, long ago, in my medical days. I’ve seen a lot of lives saved. Yeah, it’s like on TV, except TV leaves out all the really stupid people, like idiot parents bringing in the kid for a cold, or the couple that came in because she had abdominal pain. The husband went out for cigars, and when he came back, he was a father. Morons!

Back to the regular world. Nobody really gets better under medical care. They get symptoms covered up, or maintained, and/or they get regular testing, and most certainly, regular excuses. But positive results? As they say in my native New York, FUGETTABOUTIT!

People go to chiropractors (I’m talking real ones, like me), and hey get well. They get results that some consider miraculous. They get what they want… results. Like when your car is broken, you go to the mechanic and it gets fixed. Or you have a leaky pipe, call the plumber, and the pipe is fixed. Simple.

If people applied this basic common sense to “health care,” the alleged health care crisis would vanish, or, rather it would be different, because 90% of health care workers would be unemployed. The problem would be that I wouldn’t get any rest, because the line at my office, and like offices, where health actually happens, would be around the block.

Common sense. But, then, Mark Twain wrote: The problem with common sense is that it’s not that common.”

Don Harte, D.C.

Marin Straight Chiropractor

Slayer of Subluxation

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