Dynamic Chiropractic - September 24, 1993, Volume 11, Issue 20

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Title: "Neurobiological Mechanisms of Spinal Manipulation"

Category:   Doctor Education

Authors:    Drs. Scott Haldeman, Howard Vernon, Allan Basbaum,
Geoffrey Bove, Richard Gillette, Bjorn Rydevik, Michael
Patterson, Rand Swenson, Patricia Brennan, and Ronald

Publisher:  LACC Postgraduate Department
16200 Amber Valley Drive
Whittier, CA 90604-4051
(310) 947-8755

Product:    6 Cassettes, 9 hours
You may have recently read the front page article in the August 13th issue of Dynamic Chiropractic by Howard Vernon, DC, of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. The article was an adaptation of his "Neurobiological Mechanisms of Spinal Manipulation" presentation made at LACC's 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium March 5-6, 1993.

Now you can own a complete set of audio cassettes of the entire weekend symposium including Dr. Vernon's lecture and the presentations by all those listed above.

I am asked to review a wide variety of books and tapes. Some are "straight" oriented and some are "mixer" oriented. In trying to be objective for all, I come from the perspective that there are differences in chiropractic between the basic and clinical sciences. The so-called mixers tend to be interested in the basic sciences and the so-called straights tend to be clinicians interested in simply treating patients and getting them well. Because straight and mixer are highly emotional words in our profession, I prefer to look at those doing research as the branch of chiropractic interested in the basic sciences and those actually in the trenches getting the people well as clinicians. This symposium was definitely composed of basic science folks. Presenters included DCs, MDs, PhDs, and several who even had two or three of those degrees.

No matter what your persuasion, all chiropractors would certainly sing from the mountaintops if one of these basic science researchers "proved" to the world that chiropractic is the best treatment for a particular disease. On the other hand, the most analytical basic scientist could only be overjoyed if a chiropractor of any philosophy makes a lame person walk. There is definitely room in this profession for the analytical scientists, the people-oriented clinicians, and everybody in between.

Instead of calling the other side divisive names, let us view the profession as one with diversity of functions. Some people lean more toward the basic sciences and some more toward the clinical sciences. What's wrong with that?

"Neurobiological Mechanisms of Spinal Manipulation" is a basic science seminar. It is thorough and deep. Six cassette tapes with nine hours of incredible scientific lectures documenting the efficacy of chiropractic adjustments are available now for $59.95 from the LACC Postgraduate Department. The value is very high and the cost is exceptionally low for what you get.

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