Spin Doctors - Dundurn

Spin Doctors

The Chiropractic Industry Under Examination

Published January 2003

$ 24.99


Canadians visit chiropractors about 30 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 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 importantly, you’ll learn how to protect yourself and your family from dangerous adjustments, practice-building tactics, bogus treatments, and misleading information.


Paul Benedetti

Paul Benedetti is an award-winning journalist, author, and writer. His essays have appeared in the Globe and Mail, Canadian Living, Reader’s Digest, and regularly in the Hamilton Spectator, where he has a widely read Saturday column. He has won the Ontario Newspaper Award for Humour Writing and Canada’s National Newspaper Award for Best Short Feature, and he teaches journalism at the University of Western Ontario. Paul lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

Wayne MacPhail

Wayne MacPhail is an experienced journalist and editor. In 1991 he founded and directed Southam InfoLab, a future news products research and development lab. He co-authored Manipulating Children, an online investigation of pediatric chiropractic that appeared on Canoe.

Dr. Brad Stewart

Dr. Stephen Barrett

Book Details

January 2003
6x9 in
300 pp