Inside Chiropractic: A Patient's Guide

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While chiropractic can provide quality treatment for certain types of back and neck pains and related problems, many health-industry professionals and patients are under the impression that the practice can be used as a method for restoring and maintaining overall health.

Inside Chiropractic is a clearly presented, practical guide that explores the facts and falsehoods of chiropractic from the view of a doctor with more than forty years of experience in the field-a noted ...

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Overview

While chiropractic can provide quality treatment for certain types of back and neck pains and related problems, many health-industry professionals and patients are under the impression that the practice can be used as a method for restoring and maintaining overall health.

Inside Chiropractic is a clearly presented, practical guide that explores the facts and falsehoods of chiropractic from the view of a doctor with more than forty years of experience in the field-a noted authority on the safe use of chiropractic to treat physical pain. Dr. Samuel Homola unleashes a startling critique of the well-established belief that chiropractic can treat infection and disease.

Citing the shaky opinions and anecdotal evidence that support chiropractic treatments for a wide range of illnesses, Dr. Homola states, "Many chiropractors believe that correction of misaligned vertebrae can restore health and that regular spinal adjustments are essential for maintaining health. There is no definitive, scientific evidence to support such a theory."

Inside Chiropractic provides essential information to consumers, physicians, insurance carriers, and all concerned with the field on the origins of chiropractic, doctor education, choosing a good chiropractor, "sense and nonsense" in the practice, alternative healing, problems and questions that remain in chiropractic, and more.

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A practical guide that explores the facts and falsehoods of chiropractic. Following a brief history of chiropractic, Homola a practicing chiropractor for 43 years probes into the theories and methods of its practitioners. He shows that, despite claims to the contrary, chiropractors do not qualify as primary-care physicians. He analyzes patient-education materials, gives self-examination tips to help consumers with back pain to decide if and when to see a chiropractor, and analyzes questionable techniques used to attract and treat patients. Contains many b&w drawings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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  • ISBN-13: 9781573926980
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 8/28/1999
  • Series: Consumer Health Library Series
  • Pages: 270
  • Product dimensions: 5.62 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Samuel Homola (Panama City, FL), a practicing chiropractor for forty-three years, is the author of eleven other medical books including Backache: Home Treatment and Prevention. In addition, he has written for Cosmopolitan, Consumer's Digest, Scholastic Coach, Chiropractic Technique, Chiropractic History, Archives of Family Medicine, and many other publications.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2000

    Great Book by a Chiropractor and Quack-Buster

    Great for laying out the limitations of chiropractic, and the few instances when it might be considered. There were some very interesting stories here and some good old-fashioned plain sense. I found Stephen Barrett's web site www.chirobase.org to be useful for filling in other aspects of Chiropractic, including some of the not-so-nice elements of its underbelly. It will take books such as this one to change Chiropractic into something that can coexist with Medicine in a meaningful way.

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