I don’t know why “pop and pray” is considered normal and acceptable.
We see it all the time, even in medicine. Evidence based medicine turns into “suck it and see,” trial and error, “we will reassess you in 12 visits,” which we all know it has to be because even statistically significant doesn’t mean that everyone gets better.
We wouldn’t allow our mechanic or structural engineer to get away with suck it and see, why do we let our healthcare provider?
It doesn’t have to be this way, not when you can have a method of systematic evaluation that can come up with the right result, every time.
This new patient had acute low back pain getting steadily worse for one week, walking with difficulty, pain in right testicle and right SI/glut region. Watch as I work out exactly what the problem is and how to fix it in 5 minutes. I’m not saying it’s always this straight-forward, but the principles on which it’s based never fail.