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The Naked Chiropractor

Discussion in 'General Issues and Discussion Forum' started by markleigh, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. markleigh

    markleigh Active Member


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    I'll be interested to see if this get's increased hits because of the title.

    I attended Craig's bootcamp on the weekend & he mentioned a book title "The Naked Chirporactor". I just wanted to confirm the name as I might order it through Amazon. It sounds pretty interesting.

    Amazon has a book titled "The Naked Chiropractor Insider's Guide to Combating Quackery and Winning the War Against Pain". Is that the one Craig?
     
  2. Craig Payne

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    Mark - yes that is the book I talked about.

    The reason I like the book is that it is a somewhat anti-chiropractic book, but its written by someone who is a huge fan of the chiropractic method as a treatment modality. If you read some of the reviews at Amazon.com, they are obviosuly written by chiropractors rallying against the book. That is sad, as its a shame they do not take on board what he is saying and why he is saying it - they seem to miss the point he is a fan of chiropractic. Just look at how polarised the comments by readers are - surely any book that is polarising is worth a read?

    What is good about the book is that its really about how mindsets can blind you (this book is about chiropractic, but could be about anything). It does give a good insight into this whole concept of mindsets; how they can get 'ingrained' (brainwashed!) into a practitioner very early in their training; about the tactics used to maintain a mindset; how people react to evidence against things they beleive in; etc. I first read it many years ago and it had a huge influence on my thinking and how I understood "theories" (...obviously biomechanical theories)..... we see a lot of the same things happening here on Podiatry Arena in some of the debates on clinical biomechanical theories!

    Its also just a fun read ... the second half of the book is a bit of a bore. (some of the fun bits are the story about a chiropractor who used to take photos of patient's backs and then psychicly manipulate them through the photo when they weren't there and then bill the insurance company; then there is the story of the faeces he has got in the mail as he acts as an expert witness in court against some chiropractors)

    Here are the links: Amazon.com ; amazon.ca ; amazon.uk
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2009
  3. Craig Payne

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    On the topic of chiropractic, the latest New Scientists has this article: What you should know about chiropractic , written by Professor of Complimentary Medicine.

    The article also make refernce to a writter, Simon Singh who is being sued for defamation by claiming that the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) promoted "bogus" treatments. More on this here
     
  4. markleigh

    markleigh Active Member

    Appears unavailable through Amazon at the moment.
     
  5. Craig Payne

    Craig Payne Moderator

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    Click on the "See all buying options" on the right of page for second hand copies.
     
  6. MelbPod

    MelbPod Active Member

    I have to admit...I was intrigued by the thread title. Was wondering if this was ethical.
    Funny thought though
     
  7. Craig Payne

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    The 'naked' but refers to the book 'stripping bare' the chiropractic profession.
     
  8. Craig:

    Does the book you mention above come as an oversized volume with photos for the coffee table??;):pigs::D
     
  9. Craig Payne

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    I meant 'bit' not 'but'!! Everyone knows I need a spellchecker.
     
  10. MelbPod

    MelbPod Active Member

    I thought it was a NZ accent
     
  11. David Wedemeyer

    David Wedemeyer Well-Known Member

    As Craig alluded to this book is not completely anti-chiropractic, he is merely illustrating the fringe element in the profession who thinks we can be all things to all patients. We cannot. Chiropractic is not the problem, chiropractors are. We who choose our patients wisely, refer when indicated and offer musculoskeletal treatment and physical medicine get results but far too much of the profession is mired in "selling the subluxation" and providing asymptomatic care to fatten their patient load and wallet.

    We have our successes as well as any other health profession, we have our failures too. Chiropractic is neither panacea nor anathema in health care. Our leadership completely has their proverbial heads right up it promoting outdated, unsubstantiated and proprietary vernacular to further their assimilation of graduates into their philosophical mind meld of an ingrained belief system that is little more than dogma based on fallacy.

    Our professional journals are almost completely practice building seminar ads, gimmicks and offers to buy the next great idea to make a buck. It's shameful. We are our own worst enemy and I feel are underutilized due to our waning public equity over the rotten apples who spoil the entire barrel.

    No one ever hears about the case of sciatic neuropathy due to multi-level lumbar disc bulges that failed with physical therapy and epidurals that resolved in my office in 8 weeks. The media focuses on the negative and there is a lot of bias out there with regard to my profession, some of it earned but much of it is purely venomous competition and a lack of inter-professional courtesy.

    IF anyone here knew what I pay for malpractice insurance that would quell any notion that what we do is inherently dangerous. Also in a recent consumer reports article chiropractic topped the list of providers and modalities for low back pain. These statistics were made up of real people with real concerns who had a history of low back complaints and were polled on a cross-section of providers. You can skew studies but you cannot skew the publics opinion when their vote is counted.

    There is a lot of excellent research out there that supports manipulation as effective and as a first line treatment for spinal pain. We rarely hear about that because the profession is so divided over the idea of the philosophical leanings of some. The problem is when it is touted as a cure all and marketed as such. I believe this is in line with the premise of this book.
     
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  12. Just hope that they don't ask Craig to pose for the cover of the latest book in the series, "The Naked Podiatrist"....yikes!!:eek::eek::D

    Sorry Craig, just couldn't resist that one!
     
  13. markleigh

    markleigh Active Member

    How about this picture for the front cover.
     

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  14. Craig Payne

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    Execellent. The book addresses both those issues and considers them problematic. Its a shame that those chiropractors that rally against the book (and send the author faeces in the mail) to not take on board what he is saying.
     
  15. Craig Payne

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    Mark
    This reminds me of a book published in New Zealand in the late 80's by the then property magnate Bob Jones. It was all about the achievements of the then latest Labor government. It was another truly inspiring book .... it was full of blank pages! I have several other of his books (recently read 'Letters' again).
     
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