Spinal treatments based on evolutionary theory fail (Talk.Origins)
A treatment for certain back conditions, Williams flexion exercises, recommended decreasing lordosis as much as possible. It was based on evolutionary theory, specifically that humans evolved from quadrupeds and that back problems are a result of our new upright posture. This treatment protocol often impeded healing and caused great pain. Robin McKenzie's exercises, which recommended restoring normal lordosis (anterior convexity of the spine), are much more effective.
- Bergman, Jerry, 2001. Back problems: how Darwinism misled researchers. TJ 15(3): 79-84.
CreationWiki response: (Talk.Origins quotes in blue)
Williams' treatment for back pain was not based on evolutionary theory. It was based on observations of normal people and people with back pain.
The cited article by Bergman gives a number of specific references to support his argument. Talk Origins’ argument is based on a highly speculative anti-creation discussion group posting, not exactly an objective source.