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Samuel Homola, D.C.
Answers to Questions about Chiropractic

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?

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. …

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Questions from a Future Chiropractor

I am writing you for some advice if possible. I plan on attending Los Angeles College of Chiropractic beginning in September 2002. After several years of prerequisites and propaganda from two chiropractors I know, I decided to look into the controversial side of chiropractic. I discovered some of your writings along with the Chirobase web …

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A Chiropractor Wants to Increase My Neck Curvature. What Should I Do?

Question My chiropractor took x-rays of my spine this week and told me that my neck is not curved correctly. He said that if I do not immediately start an intense program to correct the problem, I can end up with painful arthritis issues later in life plus other major health and mobility issues. Please …

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Do I Really Need Lifetime Chiropractic Treatment?

Question I had a bad fall in a skiing trip, and had pain in my shoulder for a week then it let go a bit, but once I started working out again the pain moved to my neck. Every time I trip or move a bit wrong, I would feel like someone is pulling my …

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Was My Chiropractic Treatment for Whiplash Necessary or Excessive?

Question I went to a chiropractor to fix my whiplash (hit by a shopping cart). After about 3 or 4 adjustments, I felt better and wanted to stop., but the chiropractor said I needed to go through at least 12 adjustments for a proper treatment. He said that I had subluxation of the cervical spine …

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Can Atlas Adjustments Relieve My Back Pain?

Question Thanks for putting together this website, it’s been very helpful. I have been suffering from lower back pain for about 4 years now, and it has gotten to the point where my tolerance for NSAIDs has become too high and my back pain has gotten worse. I went to a chiropractor after seeing a …

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What Evidence Do You Have that Neck Manipulation Can Cause a Stroke”

Question As a longtime practicing chiropractor who specializes in upper cervical chiropractic adjustments, I have never seen a case of stroke caused by manipulating the neck. What makes you think that such treatment can cause a stroke? Answer Many case reports and the records of hospitals and insurance companies clearly suggest an association of stroke …

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Why Do You Say That Vertebral Subluxations Do Not Cause Organic Disease?

Question I have read some of your articles in which you say that pinched spinal nerves or vertebral subluxations do not affect general health or cause organic disease. What about cauda equina syndrome, which is caused by pressure on spinal nerves? And what about numb areas on the skin when a nerve is pinched? Answer …

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Should Chiropractors Treat Children Who Have Skeletal Dysplasia?

Question Whether or not people with skeletal dysplasias should get treated by chiropractors comes up a lot in the little people forums. Lots of parents have posted about taking children with dwarfism to chiropractors, encouraging new parents to take kids with dwarfism to chiropractors for “chiropractic adjustments.” Since kids with dwarfism have real and major …

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