Inspirational books chiropractic

There are not a great many titles to be found in the inspirational books chiropractic section, but we have managed to winkle out a few for you.

Bernard Preston

Dr Bernard Preston's life has been steeped in the profession. Son of two chiropractors, a daughter who is a DC, after thirty-six years in practice he is well qualified to write about the art and science of adjusting the joints of the body.

These popular light books, written in the James Herriot genre (JH is a veterinary surgeon, writing for the animal loving world), will find a place on anyone's bookshelf who loves books that make you laugh and help you relax, but also wants to find out more about chiropractic. 

Said one fan: "I am looking forward to your third book, Dr Preston. I really enjoyed reading the Frog and Bats! They make you think, laugh and relax just like a good book should!"

Emma Maria Nygren

Dr Preston has published six books, three relating to Chiropractic:

  • Frog in my Throat
  • Bats in my Belfry
  • Stones in my Clog

You will no doubt gather from the titles these are light bedside reading for those looking for easy inspirational books Chiropractic that tell the often amusing, but sometimes tragic stories behind the people who consult the chiropractic profession; medical doctors too. 

Frog in my Throat is currently out of print. However, it will be soon available as an Ebook. Tracing the early professional life of a young Chiropractor, it follows the ups and downs of practising illegally without a licence, under constant threat of being closed down.

Bats in my Belfry is available in hard copy and as an ebook at a fraction of the price. $2.99. It follows the maturer Preston in the struggle to get on top of managing the many difficult syndromes faced in the chiropractic practice. There's a lot more to good spinal health than cracking a few bones.

Stones in my Clog

Invited to join a busy practice in Holland, Bernard Preston introduces us to an amazingly different people from the southern polders in the province of Limburg in Stones in my Clog.

But they suffer from the same problems as all creatures who walk upright. SacroIliac joint pain, headaches and tingling in arms and hands.

Introduced to a new technique to manage vertigo, Preston finds himself on national TV; in distressing circumstances. It's only available as an ebook.

A patient in acute pain is assisted to his adjusting table by a man Preston assumes is her husband. Her partner, yes, but no, Jan II is not her husband. The parish priest, yes.

For only $2.99 on your smartphone, tablet or Kindle you can enjoy these light and inspirational stories, always with a twist, the bizarre and sometimes, in chapters like Blood Diamonds, downright painful; Preston treats a gun runner.

Fabrizio Mancini

Dr Farbrizio Mancini, president of the Parker College of Chiropractic, has proved an able administrator and inspiring leader in the profession. He is well qualified to write stories for Inspirational Books Chiropractic.

"Truth, like surgery, may hurt, but it cures."

- Han Suyin


Many celebrity sports men and women have used Chiropractic treatment to prevent injury and to enhance performance.

Dr. Warren van Zyl uses these celebrity examples and those he has personally been involved with to highlight the valuable role Chiropractic can play!

"This book not only explains chiropractic to everyone, but it is also about living life positively. It is truly inspirational and written in an easy to read style for every person to enjoy." - Dr Kendrah Da Silva, President, Chiropractic Association of South Africa.

Inspirational books chiropractic

Inspirational books chiropractic are easy bedside volumes shaped to inspire you towards better health; they should make you think, laugh and relax; perfect stories to put you to sleep. 

Athena's gift

If you enjoy reading, and have an interest in the benefits of olive oil, you will enjoy this short story. Click here, and scroll down for Athena's gift.

Six Golden Chiropractic Rules

SIX GOLDEN RULES FOR CHIROPRACTORS is an attempt to see things from the Chiropractic patient's perspective.

Dr Robert Lamberts, MD has revealed that there are a great many patients grossly dissatisfied with their medical doctors for one reason or another. Research has clearly shown that Chiropractic patients are a good deal happier. Totally happy? Certainly not. Can Chiropractors learn something from the Lamberts experience?

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Interesting challenges of the day

1. Mr S is a 76 year old man with neck pain of some 9 months duration. Luckily, most of the discomfort is upper cervical which is only rarely arthritic; his lower cervical spine is a degenerative mess that I've left alone. After seven treatments his pain and stiffness is 50 percent better, and he's happy in the circumstances. He can sleep through the night now and that makes a huge difference.

2. Mr P is 32 year old man with very severe lower back pain radiating to the big toe which is 30 percent numb. He had an episode three weeks ago, took anti inflammatories and was soon better as is typical of the medial disc herniation. But before it healed, after a trivia it came roaring back, much worse. The characteristic crossed sign was evident; sitting in a chair, straightening the right leg provoked severe left back pain and tingling in the leg. He's doing well.

3. Severe lower back pain is scary; just ask Mrs P. Just watching her get out of the car I she was in trouble; she had a slipped disc at L4 making her lean towards the opposite side; luckily she had no pain in the leg. Despite family pressure that this was far too severe for a chiropractor, she persevered. Within five days she was standing upright, and after two weeks almost painfree. 

Despite a hectic job, she wisely took my advice and stayed home for what I call exercising bed rest.

4. Mr S has had lower back, groin and back of thigh and calf pain for fourth months.

He has a pincer deformity in the hip causing the stabs in the groin, and a degenerative facet causing the sciatica. Both are responding well to chiropractic and he's well pleased; sixty five percent better after three treatments.

5. Mr T is a wise man; he's taken a warning TIA seriously and has lost 15 pounds, and has at least as much again to lose. A change to a low starch diet and half hour daily walk has made the difference; but the walking is making his foot and back miserable. The expensive orthotic is hopeless; luckily his hips and back are fine, but he needs a simple heel lift.

6. I too have had serious lower back issues, luckily fixed by my own chiropractor; so I too have to do my exercises, take care when lifting supers full of honey, gardening and using the chainsaw. Regaining the function of your spine is just as important as the pain.

7. My own granddaughter, only 7 is hypermobile giving her pelvic, knee and ankle issues. Xrays show a mildly dysplastic hip. Years ago we would have called it growing pains. She too regularly needs chiropractic care and luckily responds well. Increased range of motion is more difficult than too stiff in my opinion. Our care is for kids too.

8. This 65 year old lady is a serious gardener; every day she is bending, lifting and digging for 2 to 3 hours a day. It regularly catches her in the sacroiliac joint, so she has a treatment once a month that sorts it out. She does her lower back exercises faithfully.

9. This 88 year old lady is an inspiration; every day she is busy in the community. With a nasty scoliosis she manages very well with a chiropractic adjustment every six weeks and exercises faithfully done.  

10. Mr X is a 71 year old retired man who wants to continue with maintenance care every six to eight weeks; he had suffered from two years of lower back pain when he first came a year ago. He has no discomfort now after 8 chiropractic treatments, but is aware that danger lurks.

11. Mrs C has been having severe headaches, and taking a lot of analgesics. It's a non complicated upper cervical facet syndrome, and she's doing well.

12. Mr D is a 38 old year man with chronic shoulder pain after a rotator cuff tear playing cricket. It responded well to treatment, but he knows he must do his exercises every day; for two years he couldn't sleep on that shoulder.

13. Mr D, a 71 year old man, has a severe ache in the shoulder and midback since working above his head. Trapped nerve tests are negative but he has advanced degenerative joints of Luschka; after just two treatments he is 50 percent better. Can we reach 90?

And so the day goes; chiropractors shouldn't be treating the elderly most medical sites state but that's so much bunkum.

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