PHT Live – Chiropractic Neurology is Pseudoscience?

Lately there have been many articles and columns that are bashing Chiropractic Neurology also known as Functional Neurology.  In this weeks segment Dr. Rutherford and Dr. Gates discuss the ignorance of these statements and how this profession is way ahead of the curve in addressing the brain and nervous system without drugs or surgery.
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