Question 14. If patient has been free of nerve pressure in upper cervical region for a number of months, and exhibits no symptoms of dis-ease, why do extreme tenderness, and taut muscles persist in middle dorsal region?
Answer 14. A person may be sick WITHOUT vertebral subluxation. Another person may be well WITH one. How? At 12:00 noon, a man who is hypothetically well, has an accident. Subluxation exists. He is NOT yet sick. Time is necessary to grow sickness which will result from THAT subluxation. Another man has been sick for years, caused by chronic subluxation. At 12:00 noon, he gets an adjustment. No subluxation now exists, yet he is still sick and is liable to be “for a number of months”, for it takes TIME for sickness to ungrow: ” — extreme tenderness and taut muscles persist” in any part of body till such time as Innate has entirely ungrown dis-ease and regrown health. Simple, isn’t it?
Question 13. How is it that the definition varied so much since the science of Chiropractic was named and defined by D. D. Palmer, especially in various state legislation?
Answer 13. There is NO difference in fundamental principle laid down by D. D. Palmer in 1895, as advocated by him in his book of 1910, and as now taught by The PSC, ever since. He laid down a principle that was A THEORY. The PSC adopted that principle and has researched it INTO A SCIENCE. For differences in definitions in state legislation, see Answer 12.
Many people think of “definition” as a certain phraseology, a definite sequence of specific words, and, unless those are exactly followed, definition is not the same. Definitions have wrapped within and between words certain ideas, principles, fundamentals. In this respect, D. D. Palmer drew different and varied numbers of “definitions”, no two in exactly same assemblage of words, but always containing SAME ideas, principles, fundamentals. Same is true with us. We have phrased many “definitions”, non alike yet ALWAYS the same in purpose. There is no difference between ANY definition drawn by D. D. Palmer and B. J. Palmer. ALL encompass SAME PRINCIPLE AND PRACTICE.
Question 12. Why are other schools which are not straight Chiropractic and not the Fountain Head recognized in some states?
Answer 12. Legislatures are bodies of miscellaneous people of all faiths, creeds, colors, professions, businesses. As such, they are a freak body and often pass freak legislation. Under our political boodle system, pork barrel, support given to politicians, various types of State Board personnel exist. It is within the province of freak legislation, freak boards, to accept such “chiropractic” schools as they desire, and also to reject such CHIROPRACTIC schools as they do not like. Much depends upon education of board members, backed by their prejudices, likes, and dislikes.
In several states, such as Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, etc., medical boards have set up impossible medical standards for Chiropractic licensure. They issue a “limited medical practice license” or “other practitioners license” or “physiotherapy license”, etc., which we cannot, do not, and will not countenance as Chiropractic. In such states, there are many non-licensed practitioners; in some, more more non-licensed than licensed. Every once in a while, medical boards get a spurt and start arresting, cases are tried, conviction now and then, but generally juries refuse to convict. Campaign dies down — and that’s that, once more.
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