Although honestly, chiropractors can be very helpful with certain types of back problems.
Despite the above declarations of chiropractic care as a hoax, and as a medical professional, I have been an occasional chiropractic patient for 40-ish years, which has saved me no end of pain and loss wages.
In fact, while surveys demonstrate that 85-90% of Family Practice and General Medicine practitioners admit to having insufficient knowledge in regard to the cause and treatment of back pain, patients regularly rate their satisfaction with chiropractic care for back and neck pain approx. 50% higher than traditional medical treatment for the same…
@pauly1206 I do get benefit from relieving lower back muscle spasm [when I sprain my sacroiliac] by lying on my back with my lower legs up on an ottoman or in the seat of a chair with an ice pack under my lower back, but the whole idea of using your upper body to create traction for your lower half is quite ludicrous.
It is more likely that any benefit they reported was from the positioning, not the device.