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    maybe i missed reading it...
    did you say what kind of specialty you have...?
    are you a doctor...a chiropractor...
    what are your credentials for medical school...?
    what medicine do you practice?
    are there different rules for practicing medicine in N Ireland?

    jess

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    I believe Ray Knox admited he has no relevant training and is trying to spin up TAMARS as an alternative (i.e., non-medical) treatment.

    It is a little hand-held massager device. Maybe he will post a picture.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    i find the posts about "patients" very misleading!
    who has patients unless they are a licensed medical doctor, licensed psychologist or
    social worker, licensed PT, OT, etc...the key word being LICENSED?!

    isn't it against the law to practice without a license?!

    jess

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrnyc View Post
    i find the posts about "patients" very misleading!
    who has patients unless they are a licensed medical doctor, licensed psychologist or
    social worker, licensed PT, OT, etc...the key word being LICENSED?!

    isn't it against the law to practice without a license?!

    jess
    I agree. Chiros claim to have patients also. That is a good reason to disallow them from using the "Dr." title. They can't use the title in the UK and the US should follow suit.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    I replied to a specific request.
    I am not treating illegally, and I am fully insured.
    If you are interested in my results ask sensible questions.
    jrnyc -- 'Maybe I missed reading it' ?? You obviously need glasses to see what I wrote or didn't write.!
    pooka1 --you are aware from previous posts that I have never claimed to have a medical background. Medics cannot do what I am doing although this treatment is gaining respect in some American hospitals since I got it introduced. A lot of progress has been made since I last contributed to this forum. I just got fed up getting abuse so I stopped contributing.
    A British University should be publishing some of our work before the end of the year, and that only scratches the surface of what we are doing.
    Last edited by Rayknox; 10-08-2011 at 09:14 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayknox View Post
    I replied to a specific request.
    I am not treating illegally, and I am fully insured.
    If you are interested in my results ask sensible questions.
    'Maybe I missed reading it' ?? You obviously need glasses.!
    What is your medical training?

    Please list details and dates.

    I thought you have previously admitted you bought the hand held massager (TAMARS) business from someone else. Is it a multilevel marketing scheme?

    Can you post a picture of the device with a scale for size?

    Thanks in advance.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    By the way, are you licensed to do radiographs? If not, how do you claim your treatment is doing a damn thing?

    If you have radiographs, please post before and after pairs as evidence of efficacy.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Pooka1; 10-08-2011 at 09:18 AM.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    [QUOTE=Pooka1;126750] Is it a multilevel marketing scheme?

    QUOTE]

    Mark Yarnell with Nuskin? LOL
    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 55, the new 45...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    A/P T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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    Quote Originally Posted by titaniumed View Post
    Mark Yarnell with Nuskin? LOL
    Exactly. :-)
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

    No island of sanity.

    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
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    I was joking.

    The device does look like it would feel good....I would have liked a session before I was fused.

    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 55, the new 45...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    A/P T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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    It's believable to suggest a little hand-held massager can help with some back pain. But Knox is claiming it can straighten scoliotic spines. I'd like to hear the folk science behind that just for my own amazement. It might give other folk science around here a run for its money.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    Question: What do you call alternative medicine that works?
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    "We are all African."

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    It's very hard to find a good picture of the device, probably for a good reason. It has 4 little "feet" that move up and down. It might well help with some back pain.

    Here is one photo I found that shows that it is basically palm-sized. This is what is claimed to straighten scoliotic spines....

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=3&theater
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    I have looked at this device, its looks great. If it provides relief, it’s a benefit.

    Straightening a spine is one thing, holding it straight is another. We all know that that’s the tricky part.(smiley face)

    There are many scoli’s that prefer not to be fused. Many like myself, use or used any available method of pain control to buy time and sometimes this costs a bunch of money.....the main thing is that these scolis are monitored by a scoliosis trained surgeon to rule out things that non-surgically trained people cant diagnose.

    Advertising “straightening” a scoliotic spine is a strong statement. Advertising “reducing” a scoliotic spine is different. Permanently or temporarily are the things that need to be thought about if one has these intentions or wishes.

    X-rays are the only way to see what’s happening as far as curve progression is concerned. Photos are not acceptable for measuring spinal shape....I’ve seen photos of scolis and they might look like they have a 50 degree curve and they are 100 degrees plus....surgical candidates that need immediate intervention.

    Anyone who works on anybody’s spine that can see that the shape is not normal, really needs to refer that person to a qualified “scoliosis” trained surgeon. When people like Elias show up, and the Chiropractors don’t make any noise, that’s just plain wrong and increases the seriousness of the situation. He had a 115 degree curve.
    Ed
    49 yr old male, now 55, the new 45...
    Pre surgery curves C12,T70,L70
    A/P T2-Pelvis 01/29/08, 01/31/08 7" pelvic anchors BMP
    Dr Brett Menmuir St Marys Hospital Reno,Nevada

    Bending and twisting pics after full fusion
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/showt...on.&highlight=

    My x-rays
    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...2&d=1228779214

    http://www.scoliosis.org/forum/attac...3&d=1228779258

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    Quote Originally Posted by titaniumed View Post
    Advertising “straightening” a scoliotic spine is a strong statement. Advertising “reducing” a scoliotic spine is different.
    They are both the same in that evidence needs to be provided for any and all claims. That includes "reducing" a curve. You can reduce a curve over 10* just by standing in a different posture as shown in the one Spinecor pub. Probably all such alternative approaches have effectiveness measured in seconds, not even minutes.
    Sharon, mother of identical twin girls with scoliosis

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    anyone can practice just about anything as long as they don't claim to be a licensed
    practitioner....that doesn't make it right...
    anyone can hang out a shingle..

    and i can see just fine, mr raynox...
    i find your posts about "patients" extremely misleading...possibly they are
    misleading on purpose

    claims are easy to make...
    proof is another story
    as Sharon said, if you are not LICENSED to read X rays, where is your proof....
    exactly who is reading these X rays that prove any changes...permanent or otherwise?

    WHAT are you insured as? what are you licensed to do?


    massage usually feels great...no massage therapist i ever had has ever claimed to
    do more than help make me feel better...
    none claimed they could change the shape of my spine, reduce or straighten my
    curves, or do anything else but maybe temporarily reduce my pain....

    the truth is the truth...

    perhaps we could see on this forum anything "a British University" publishes showing
    an untrained lay person's "work"

    jess

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