It seems the new thing in chiropractic is to masquerade as a pediatrician. In my neck of the woods some chiropractors are buying otoscopes (the instrument used by physicians to look at the middle and external ear) to evaluate ear infections which they treat with (hold onto your chair) “manipulation.” This is a miraculous stretch because chiropractors lack training in the diagnosis
or management of ear infections in children. Another stronghold of the "chiropractic pediatrician": asthma. The New England Journal of Medicine settled the issue, however, with a randomized, controlled study that demonstrated no benefit from spinal manipulation.
For a unique view from a chiropractors exam room check out Unintelligent Design. In this latest post, Dr. Clark Bartram visits a chiropractic office and details how our kids and their parents are manipulated. Another interesting look at the tricks of their trade can be found at Quackwatch.