Answers to Questions about Chiropractic
May 29, 2020 by

Dr. Homola is a second-generation chiropractor who has dedicated himself to defining the proper limits on chiropractic and to educating consumers and professionals about the field. His 1963 book Bonesetting, Chiropractic, and Cultism supported the appropriate use of spinal manipulation but renounced chiropractic dogma. His 1999 book Inside Chiropractic: A Patient’s Guide provides an incisive …

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Will Continued Adjustments Help Me or Wear Down My Spine?
April 11, 2020 by

Question I’ve been going to chiropractors for 14 years. Once-a-month treatment has turned into weekly manual and or activator type adjustments. I’ve been told that I have degeneration with retrolisthesis of 4, 5, and 6 cervical vertebrae, mid back and pelvic misalignment issues due to scoliosis, muscular tension, improper posture, and repetitive motions at work. …

Inside Chiropractic: A Patient’s Guide
October 10, 2019 by

Chiropractic, which celebrated its centennial in 1995, is a curious mixture of science and pseudoscience, sense and nonsense. Much of it is based on the theory that misaligned spinal bones produce nerve interference that causes disease. Many chiropractors claim that correcting these misalignments (“subluxations”) can restore health and that regular spinal adjustments are essential to …

Chiropractic: The Parker System (1963)
October 10, 2019 by

Chapter 11: Chiropractic “Technique Wars” The Parker System One of the most popular methods of treatment used by a good many chiropractors today is a procedure known as “Parker’s System,” whereby the full spine is brought under examination and treatment. The patient is told that a full-spine X-ray examination is necessary to locate the cause …

Chiropractic: Sacro-Occipital Technique (1963)
October 10, 2019 by

Chapter 11: Chiropractic “Technique Wars” Sacro-Occipital Technique For chiropractors who are not satisfied with working with one end of the spinal column or the other, or laboriously over the entire spine, Major Bertrand DeJarnett, chiropractor, devised a system whereby a technique is employed involving both ends of the spine — from the occiput (back of …

Chiropractic, Bonesetting, and Cultism: Chapter 1
October 10, 2019 by

Chapter 1: The Origin and Course of Bonesetting ©1963, Samuel Homola, D.C. Not every poem’s good because it’s ancient, Nor mayst thou blame it just because it’s new, Fair critics test, and prove, and so pass judgment; Fools praise or blame as they hear others do                  — BUDDHISM The origin of bonesetting — treatment and …

Chiropractic: The NCA versus the ICA (1963)
October 10, 2019 by

Chapter 11: Chiropractic “Technique Wars” The N.C.A. versus the I.C.A. Although the “Palmer Method” represents only the Palmer School of Chiropractic in technique, the Palmer School, advocating pure and straight chiropractic, represents, in philosophy and purpose, the International Chiropractic Association. The National Chiropractic Association, on the other hand, advocating chiropractic with the use of ‘Physiotherapy …

Chiropractic: Spears’ Painless System (1963)
October 10, 2019 by

Chapter 11: Chiropractic “Technique Wars” Spears’ Painless System Another of the more popular methods of full-spine treatment used by chiropractors comes from a book by the late Dr. Leo Spears (chiropractor) — The Spears Painless System. It advocates “full-spine adjusting,” with each thrust applied to the vertebrae gently with three progressive, downward movements, or “down, …

Chiropractic: The Palmer Method (1963)
October 10, 2019 by

Chapter 11: Chiropractic “Technique Wars” The Palmer Method The Palmer School of Chiropractic is one of the first schools of chiropractic and is, today, the largest. The school, founded by the founder of chiropractic, teaches a system of spinal adjustment called the H.I.O. (“hole in one”),” whereby the atlas (the first vertebra at the top …