Documentary 'Doctored' Highlights Chiropractors
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- A documentary has chiropractors pushing to get the word out about conservatory healing methods before turning to medicine and surgery.
Dr. Randy Roman, with Roman Family Chiropractic, says he believes in adjusting the body, eating right, and working out to stay healthy, rather than switching to a lifetime of taking pills which he says only masks the pain.
"People are switching out their low back pain for a drug addiction. That's scandalous, that's a form of malpractice I feel," said Dr. Roman.
The documentary called Doctored, shows a different from of health care, one that doesn't require any medication or surgery.
"The way the system is geared up, it's geared to drugs and surgery. We can't afford this anymore. Our nation is mortgaging our future and we're getting sicker and sicker, and we're spending more and more money," said Dr. Roman.
Now some folks have taken a stand and are seeing chiropractors first to assess the problem.
"I'm reluctant to go and take medicine that I think is going to mask a problem versus actually addressing it, fixing it, and working through it," said Cody Kennedy, a Grand Junction Police Officer.
"I was on a SWAT call out and I was removing some gear from a truck and jumped out of the truck; probably had close to 100 pounds of gear on me, and I had a knee lock up and twisted my lower back and tore some muscles. I was in excruciating pain," said Kennedy.
Terry Burnett, an artists whose created many sculptures along Main Street in Downtown Grand Junction started seeing the chiropractor when his work started being affected by his pain.
"I started getting numbness in my arms and hands from working with the medal and everything pinching some nervous. I'd lose feeling in my hands," said Burnett.
Both the police officer and artist say they feel much better after seeing a chiropractor and can continue their strenuous careers.
"That's why I love being a chiropractor, because you're dealing with the spine and nervous system that controls and coordinates that system. Removing the interference of that system, the misaligned bone, putting pressure on nervous, than the body is able to heal
itself. That's the whole premise, the body has what it takes to heal, whether it's from a paper cut or from a divorce, it can heal. But it's taught no don't deal with it, just numb yourself to it, and that breaks my heart," said Dr. Roman.
Dr. Roman says he wants people to at least have the option to natural care first, before being put on medication.
The documentary is airing Thursday, April 25, at the Avalon Theatre.
It costs $5 per ticket and they are available at most chiropractic offices around town.