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Letter: Explanation and information for the people of Puerto Rico
Published on April 10, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

Dear Sir:

The Board of Chiropractors of Puerto Rico, in our duty to ensure the healthy exercise of the chiropractic profession in Puerto Rico within the framework of Law No. 492, which regulates that profession on the island, with the primary mission to ensure the health the people of Puerto Rico, strongly expresses total disagreement and issues a warning concerning the video presented on April 7, 2014, by journalist Esther Kally Toro on Wapa Television news under the heading "The Benefits of Zumba".

In response to this, the Board of Examiners wants to guide and warn the public that the practice presented in the video by Mr Joharys Guadalupe, Zumba instructor, last Sunday to the media through Wapa Television, to manipulate the cervical area of the journalist who interviewed him, in addition to threatening the health and welfare of the journalist (where she may have suffered irreparable damage), is an incorrect and illegal practice to promote spinal health. For this reason we want to guide the population in Puerto Rico that there are doctors trained and licensed to perform spinal manipulations scientifically and safely, and then physically assess the patient using X-rays and/or studies of magnetic resonance imaging (MRIs) before handling and/or adjusting any area of the spine, including the cervical vertebra area.

Doctors of chiropractic are health specialists who are dedicated to working with the alignment of the spine in a scientific, effective and secure way. If you have problems with your health, see a healthcare professional trained and licensed to practice in Puerto Rico. Check the credentials and professional certifications such as this and ask if their field of practice can help. Your health is too important and valuable and to keep it in top condition requires the attention of a health professional trained, certified and licensed in the state to exercise their discipline. This way he or she can help you and you will receive the care and guidance you deserve.

Dr Nelson Velez
President
Chiropractic Examining Board of Puerto Rico
 
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