Click Here To Donate To Hurricane Relief Efforts

Local Chiropractor Reacts To ‘Runners’ Issue

FORT SMITH (KFSM) -- You might find them at the scene of a car accident or at your local police station. They're called "marketers," "procurers" or "runners," and some chiropractors use them to collect accident reports.

In Oklahoma, the practice is illegal. However, in Arkansas, it's fair game. Some chiropractors said it has brought a rain cloud over the industry state-wide.

Dr. Josh Seubold is a local chiropractor who doesn't agree with the practice.

"I'm not a witch hunter either," he said. "It's legal in Arkansas and if guys can sleep at night, it's no skin off my back."

Seubold has been a chiropractor for seven years.

"Took the business over for my father," Seubold said. "He was the chiropractor here for many years."

Most of the chiropractors we spoke to feel the same way about the practice as Seubold.

"It's just against my moral compass though to do anything like that," he said.

A private investigator told 5NEWS the problem is that the solicitors pay nothing for the accident reports. Meanwhile, someone who has been in a wreck has to pay $10 for that same report.

The investigator said, in most cases, solicitors get $500 for each patient they get into a chiropractor.

Seubold, like many we spoke with, said he feels Arkansas should take similar steps to Oklahoma and make it illegal.

"If you're asking me, probably," said Seubold. "But then again, that's just my opinion on it."

Because it is legal in Arkansas, you can find a list of registered marketers online. While not all of them are out harassing, the private investigator warns to watch out for marketers claiming to work for an insurance company saying you need to go see a specific chiropractor.

Seubold added that he's never met anybody who wanted to harass anyone.

2 comments

  • artiewhitefox

    This is full spine. Stay away. People need to see a special kind. This is not it. Upcspine, practitioners, Upper cervical Health Centers, zip code. Wait 4 – 5 days after a traumatic incident. X rays need to be taken like base Posterior and Nasium and A – P Open Mouth and lateral. They must be carfully measured to see in degrees were the atlas is under the Foramen Magnum which is the opening at the base of the skull. Head does not move when the top bone is adjusted. Discs are not popped. Traction does not adjust anything.

  • artiewhitefox

    This is full spine. Stay away. People need to see a special kind. This is not it. Upcspine, practitioners, Upper cervical Health Centers, zip code. Wait 4 – 5 days after a traumatic incident. X rays need to be taken like base Posterior and Nasium and A – P Open Mouth and lateral. They must be carefully measured to see in degrees were the atlas is under the Foramen Magnum which is the opening at the base of the skull. Head does not move when the top bone is adjusted. Discs are not popped. Traction does not adjust anything.

Comments are closed.