Your Skeptical Guide to Chiropractic History, Theories, and Practices
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Answers to Questions about Chiropractic

Accurate information about chiropractic is not easy to get. Most publishers, editors, and broadcasters are unwilling to examine this topic in depth and to publish critical information. As a result, most reports reaching the public express what chiropractors would like people to believe. This Web site will enable you to deepen your understanding. If you decide to seek chiropractic care, it may also help you find a suitable practitioner.

About Chirobase    

General Articles    


Questionable Practice-Building    

Occupational Outlook for Chiropractors    

Victim Reports and Other Personal Experiences    

Journal Articles    

Investigative Reports    

Questionable Diagnostic and Treatment Practices   

Insurance Issues  

Ads and Brochures: Past and Present   

Chiropractic Education    

Consumer Strategy/Consumer Protection    

Early Chiropractic History    

Book Reports     

Books (Full-Text)     

Government Reports    

Legal, Political, and Regulatory Matters    

Disciplinary Actions and Prosecutions    

Miscellaneous Chiropractic Documents    

Responses to Chirobase and/or Quackwatch    

Links to Chiropractic Web Sites    

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Most recent update: December 4, 2019

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