Cover image for Inside chiropractic : a patient's guide
Inside chiropractic : a patient's guide
Homola, Samuel.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1999.
Physical Description:
x, 270 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Format :


Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Item Holds
RZ242 .H65 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

On Order



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.

Author Notes

Samuel Homola , 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.

Stephen Barrett, M.D ., a retired psychiatrist, is a nationally renowned author, editor, and consumer advocate. He has been collecting information about chiropractic for more than twenty-five years. He is a board member of the National Council Against Health Fraud and chairs its Task Force on Victim Redress. His thirty-eight books include The Health Robbers: A Close Look at Quackery in America; The Vitamin Pushers: How the "Health Food" Industry ls Selling America a Bill of Goods; Reader's Guide to "Alternative" Health Methods ; and four editions of the college textbook Consumer Health: A Guide to Intelligent Decisions.