Nexlev Wellness Centre - Chiropractor David D. Warman-1st class QUACK!

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For eight months in 2008, I was treated for a back problem by chiropractor David D. Warman at his business, Nexlev Wellness Centre, 4206 East Chandler Blvd, Ste 1, Phoenix AZ 85048.

After x-rays taken by a person, I found out later,who was a student from a local Junior College with no formal training in X-Ray technology, Warman gave me the sales pitch. "We use a device called the Pro-Adjustor that is a computer aided adjusting device, NASA also uses, to end your back problems" I was told with my problems, "a year(s) worth of treatment should fix my back" and would fix the "subluxations" that was the cause of my back problems. Warman told me he had advanced training in the use of the Pro-Adjustor. He also said that, when he lived in California he was Rapper MC Hammer's "personal trainer" FYI, Hammer's people were contacted via the internet and they "never heard of this guy Warman".

So I signed a 12 contract for $3000.00 and started treatment. At first my back stabilized but began to get worse. Warman kept telling my back "might get worse" but then it will definitely improve. I finally asked for my treatment records and went to see a back specialist (MD). After an intensive examination, my back specialist concluded that my problems had not gotten better but had been made worse in the 8 months I had seen David Warman. Now I am on a daily exercise to strenghten my back along with physical therapy.

In my research into chiropratic, "subluxations" is a pseudo-science. It is a term that is not used or taught in medical schools because it has no scientific value or basis, it is BS. The Pro-Adjustor is a quack device hooked up to multi-colored screen. Looks fancy but doesn't do anything.

I asked my credit card company for a refund and Warman after he was contacted, said that "sometimes" treatment does not work and I do not deserve a refund. Quite a different story when he gave me the sales pitch.

He has also practiced at Back in Line Family Chiropratic, Phoenix AZ.

Warman left Arizona in an apparent hurry, he sold his house for $270,000 under what the market value was. He did not inform patients, past or present, that he was leaving the state as stated by law.

I have tracked him to Chicago Illinois and will turn over that information to interested parties.

Chicago, be aware that this QUACK David D. Warman, is in your city.

Review about: Nexlev Wellness.

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Anonymous
#480846

This is the same *** that David Warman ran here in Phoenix, except the "come on" was headache relief. The colored light box was the highlight of his *** as Warman claimed, "it is the same technology thar NASA uses for training Astronauts".

Anonymous
#480674

He is in fact practicing in Chicago in Lincoln Park under the business name of Experience Chiropractic. Mr. Warman is now up to the same questionable practices in another state. After responding to an advertisement in a local business offering a free "community health workshop" on stress, I was contacted to come in for a free "stress test" consultation. The flyer mentioned a special guest speaker by wellness champion Dr David Warman (no mention of being a Chiropractor). The receptionist who called me said the workshop was cancelled and invited me to come to the office for a free private consultation and informational session which included a stress test. Lucky me! No mention of a chiropractor. She then called me back on the day of the appointment to confirm at which point I learned that I would be going to "Experience Chiropractic." At which point I questioned her asking, "this is for a stress test, right?" She said yes. I remember thinking that I was being misled and likely going in for an advertising session, and that I would probably be pressured to buy services. I figured what the heck, it's free.

I arrived to the office. David Warman took me to a corner room in the back of the facility and made sure to close the door. He had a chart on the wall showing how many common medical conditions such as allergies, fatigue, headaches, etc, etc. have their root in the nervous system. This oversimplification set off major alarm bells.

He then asked me...

Before he began he mentioned that after performing the test, the computer program would show any one of three or 4 colored areas along the spine. Green or red showed the highest levels of stress present. He asked me to remove my shirt and sit on a stool. He then began using a plastic device to "test me." He slowly rolled it along my spine. Periodically the computer program would beep and then say something like, "T-9 or T-6," (reference to vertebrae along spine?) at which point Warman would move the plastic wand along my back. The device made an Apple I-podesque scrolling wheel clicking noise as he rolled the wand along my back.

After about two minutes he informed me he was finished. He told me I could put my shirt back on. He then had me view his computer monitor which had about six windows or so. He would click on one of the windows and it would expand. He showed me one with an outline of the spine; it had color coded boxes along the spine. He said or inferred that these boxes represented my localized stress levels as we had discussed. He quickly pointed out that some of my boxes were in fact black (and said that black represented even more extreme stress levels than the green or red color which he had previously stated was the highest level). Oh no!! He then expanded another window, showing three numbers. I can't remember what they represented exactly, but were some type of indicator. He said a number of 100 represents a "healthy or normal" reading. My numbers on the first two were significantly below the normal, indicating sub-par stress readings. My third number was nearly triple the 100 reading. He said this indicated "extreme stress." Higher number being worse on this metric.

Oddly enough, he did not seem overly concerned about my "off the charts" levels. I said, "That's a pretty high level if 100 represents a normal reading. What would you say the average person you test measures on this third metric?" He said about 150 was the average, and then feigned concern at my elevated stress readings. He also said this test clearly showed my stress was predominantly of the "physical" category as opposed to the emotional, mental, or chemical type. He even had the gall to suggest that for individuals with these type of elevated levels, heart attacks were a possibility(I am a healthy athletic individual in my early thirties). Quack, quack.

He then said the next thing to do would be to take X-Rays, so that he could see if there were any irregularities in my spine. After that point, he could perhaps recommend a course of action. He asked me what I wanted to do. I then pressed him again on what exactly this test actually measured and what processes were being employed. He said the wand used "microamperes" but was a little evasive about actually answering my questions. I then asked him what realm of philosophy this method employed, asking if it was a holistic type approach. Despite giving me objective, numerical test results, he said/inferred it was of the holistic variety.

I then asked about the costs of proceeding further. He informed me there would be costs in proceeding. I am not a doctor nor a chiropractor, but surely this is a scam and/or pure quackery. Warman is using deceptive methods to lure individuals into his practice, then using scare tactics and scientifically unproven tests as tools to sway susceptible individuals to purchase his services. Shame on you David Warman.

Here is a link on the quackwatch.org website where they discuss these ridiculous "electrodiagnostic devices" and the dishonest and/or delusional methods their practitioners employ. It's high time for Warman to leave Illinois, like he (reportedly) hastily vacated the State of Arizona.

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