The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog ran from 2006 to 2016 and was intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

  • Common sense considerations

    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Chiropractic takes a beating

    Get ready, because the May issue of Self has a long and heart-wrenching account of a 43-year-old woman who had been seeing a chiropractor over 20 years to treat headaches and lower-back pain.

    We first meet Crista Heck as she “lay crumpled on her right side in the front seat of her SUV, staring helplessly at the dashboard.” Apparently not ready to give up on CAM, she says, “All I could do was pray someone would help me.”

    (Sorry, bad joke.)

    From here, it’s all down hill for chiropractic.

    This blog has discussed the issue of vertebral tears before. I think our debate was more informative, although less emotional.

    4/23/07 17:38 JR

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