Latest research reveals even more questions about the medical model


Med­ical prac­ti­tion­ers rou­tine­ly under­es­ti­mate the poten­tial harm of the tests and treat­ments they rec­om­mend, while over­es­ti­mat­ing their poten­tial val­ue. Here’s the link to the research.

Learn more: Why doc­tors push diag­nos­tic tests you don’t need.


The great­est risk to elder­ly patients who see pri­ma­ry care physi­cians is not a treat­ment error but a med­ical pre­scrip­tion itself even when it’s cor­rect­ly pre­scribed.  Here’s the link to the research.

Learn more: Nutri­tion vs. phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals for low back pain


Steroid injec­tions make knee prob­lems worse over a two year peri­od, with­out pro­vid­ing any ben­e­fit. Here’s the link to the research.

Learn more: How to pro­tect your knee car­ti­lage.


Statins caused an increase in mor­tal­i­ty when giv­en to low­er-risk patients over 65. Here’s the link to the research.

Learn more: Cut your car­dio­vas­cu­lar risk 50–70% or more.


About Ronald Lavine, D.C.

Dr. Lavine has more than thirty years' experience helping patients alleviate pain and restore health using diverse, scientifically-based manual therapy and therapeutic exercise and alignment methods.

His website,, provides more information about his approach.

Please contact him at or at 212-400-9663.

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