Myovision Scans & Chiropractic - the Quackometer Blog fails to discredit Chiropractic using science.
Self-proclaimed "expert," Andy Lewis, posted an attack on Chiropractors claiming the MyoVision was just another example of the uneducated making false, unsupported claims. His distinct purpose was to attack the Chiropractic profession. Marcarian ensured his ineffectiveness.
I was asked by a doctor to respond to this Quackometer blog post, which states "It would appear that the device appeals to chiropractors as it gives a scientific veneer to an unvalidated diagnostic... The MyoVision device would not be the only type of questionable diagnostic procedure undertaken by chiropractors." I am still surprised at how few know about my victory against the State of Florida and all the insurers in the US. The win with this case put an end to the question: "Is MyoVision Valid?" In Merritt vs. DOH, it was myself and a very committed DC, Dr. Richard Merritt against the State of Florida (300 insurers and a slew of expert witnesses including an M.D.. Ph.D). After testimony from all expert witnesses, the Judge concluded that the tool was, in fact, valid as used by Chiropractors. Yet, blog sites like this continue to spread misinformation.
I have to give Mr. Lewis credit though; He did allow me to post my response to his unscientific claims. The basics of these claims? Like all so-called experts, they believe that needle EMG is the only EMG (and the gold standard). Just do a quick PUBMED search and you'll see there are over 4 times more research studies published on the use of Surface EMG vs. Needle EMG, yet, like all pseudo-scientists, they prefer to spew their dogma vs. actually spending the 30 seconds it takes to do the PUBMED search.
Want to find out the truth? Read to through the comments to the bottom of the blog site, and you will see it ended with my presenting the actual references for papers they claimed did not exist. End of story. If you want to read it for yourself, click "Myovision scans and chiropractic" BUT please read all the way to the end! See how easy it was to put a stop to the nonsense.
The irony was the practitioner he was attacking was not even a D.C.!
Designer of the MyoVision and experienced expert witness.