Inside Chiropractic: A Patient's Guide

Inside Chiropractic: A Patient's Guide

by Samuel Homola
     
 

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

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.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573926980
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
08/28/1999
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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