Spin Doctors: The Chiropractic Industry Under Examination

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Dundurn, 2002 - Medical - 300 pages
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Canadians visit chiropractors about 30 million times a year, and surveys show that patients are generally satisfied with their treatment. But studies also show that as many as two hundred Canadians a year suffer strokes brought on by neck manipulation. Spin Doctors takes a hard, dramatic, and spine-chilling look into the world of chiropractic medicine. You will be surprised to learn what chiropractors treat and why and how much it costs you as a taxpayer. Most importantly, you'll learn how to protect yourself and your family from dangerous adjustments, practice-building tactics, bogus treatments, and misleading information.

 

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Page 32 - ... following account of the discovery of chiropractic: I was a magnetic healer for nine years previous to discovering the principles which comprise the method known as chiropractic.... I had discovered that many diseases were associated with derangements of the stomach, kidneys and other organs.... One question was always uppermost in my mind in my search for the cause of disease. I desired to know why one person was ailing and his associate, eating at the same table, working in the same shop, at...
Page 32 - I made inquiry as to the cause of his deafness and was informed that when he was exerting himself in a cramped, stooping position, he felt something give way in his back and immediately became deaf. An examination showed a vertebra racked from its normal position. I reasoned that if that vertebra was replaced, the man's hearing should be restored.
Page 32 - The question had worried thousands for centuries and was answered in September 1895. Harvey Lillard, a janitor, in the Ryan Block, where I had my office, had been so deaf for 17 years that he could not hear the racket of a wagon on the street or the ticking of a watch. I made inquiry as to the cause of his deafness and was informed that when he was exerting himself in a cramped, stooped position, he felt something give way in his back and immediately became deaf.
Page 45 - Lusitania was torpedoed by a German submarine off the coast of Cork with the loss of almost 1 ,200 lives.
Page 32 - With this object in view, a half-hour's talk persuaded Mr. Lillard to allow me to replace it. I racked it into position by using the spinous process as a lever and soon the man could hear as before.

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About the author (2002)

Paul Benedetti is an award-winning journalist who, for more than a decade, has written investigative stories about alternative medicine and health fraud. He is currently the executive producer of C-Health at Canoe, Canada's leading Internet network.

Wayne MacPhail is an experienced journalist and editor. In 1991 he founded and directed Southam InfoLab, a future news products research and development lab. He co-authored Manipulating Children, an online investigation of pediatric chiropractic that appeared on Canoe.

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