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The Pain & Therapy Bibliography, Record ID 2911

Spin doctors: the chiropractic industry under examination


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I include this selection as much for its Canadian content as because it is a good book. Canadians visit chiropractors about thirty 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 may 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 important, you'll learn how to protect yourself and your family from dangerous adjustments, practice-building tactics, bogus treatments, and misleading information. Paul Benedetti is an award-winning journalist who, for more than a decade, has written investigative stories about alternative medicine and health fraud. Wayne MacPhail is a journalist who has written about AIDS, alternative medicine and other health, science, and social issues for twenty-five years.


item type
a book
authors
Paul Benedetti and Wayne MacPhail
 
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publisher
Dundurn Press
year
2003

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These three articles on PainScience.com cite this item as a source:

  1. Does Chiropractic Work?
  2. Review of Inside Chiropractic: A Patient’s Guide, a book by Samuel Homola
  3. Does Spinal Manipulation Work?