Texas is on its way to expressly banning chiropractors from treating conditions such as thyroid disorders and diabetes.
Calling chiropractors who solicit diabetics with "secret" treatments "hucksterism," the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners has been working on new rules since 2010. The questionable ads run by Texas chiropractors were similar to ones currently appearing in Utah, said Yvette Yarbrough, the board's executive director.
Texas' new rules may allow chiropractors to co-manage such diseases through nutrition and exercise. But she anticipates that the new rule will ban "outright treatment" of diabetes, thyroid disorders, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, asthma and other conditions.