Speaker: Dr. Preston Long, D.C., Ph.D., Chiropractic Abuse: An Insider's Lament

The Freedom From Religion Foundation–Valley of the Sun Chapter proudly presents…

Dr. Preston Long, D.C., Ph.D.

Chiropractic Abuse: An Insider's Lament

We’ve all heard the stories about clergy that have eventually come to the conclusion that gods don’t exist and then as part of their ‘conversion’ some become ‘atheist evangelicals’ of sort, speaking out about what they have learned in hopes of helping others ‘see the light’.  Well we’re in luck!  Sunday’s speaker, Dr. Preston Long, D.C., Ph.D. attended chiropractic medical school and had a practice for many years…until he too ‘saw the light’.  Since his ‘conversion’ he returned to university and earned a Ph.D., became an author and is now an ‘evangelical’ consumer/patient advocate to help others seek evidence based medical remedies, not dubious ‘alternative’ medical treatments.  His presentation will be fascinating and filled with real facts from an actual insider!

Some of you may have already made up your mind about chiropractic medicine.  Others of you may have heard some negative comments about chiropractic or ‘alternative medicine’ but aren’t quite sure what the fuss is all about.  Maybe you’ve even seen a chiropractor in the past & your problem went away so you just haven’t paid much attention to the rumblings you hear from time-to-time. Maybe you may have a family member or friend that sees their chiropractor weekly and swears that he/she is a miracle worker!   No matter how much, or how little, you know on the subject you’re guaranteed to learn something new!  So if you’re interested in hearing the real deal from a former practicing chiropractor, then please join us for a fun & informative meeting with like-minded friends and we can hear Dr. Long’s story together!

At the meeting we will have a very limited supply of his latest book Chiropractic Abuse: An Insider's Lament (2013).  It can be purchased at discount & Dr. Long will be happy to sign it for you as long as supplies last.  Even if you might not be interested in reading the book for yourself, it would be a perfect gift for that friend or family member who is “addicted to their chiropractor” and refuses to listen to reason.  

The event is free & open to the public.  If you’d like to support Macayo’s (we’d appreciate it if you would!) have a wonderful lunch and/or a margarita or two!  However no purchase is necessary.  Please feel free to bring your family & friends!  Dr. Long will use his expertise & humor to inform us about this very serious subject that wastes money, diverts people from seeking cures that might actually benefit them, and might even save you, or a loved one, from potential harm.

This is presentation is going to be a real eye-opener!  DO NOT MISS IT!!!

Preston H. Long, D.C., CDE1, Ph.D., is a licensed chiropractor who resides near Phoenix, Arizona. He is also an associate professor at Bryan University, where he teaches in the master's program in applied health informatics. He is certified by the State of Arizona in physical medicine modalities and therapeutic procedures and was certified by the Association of Fraud Examiners, the National Association of Disability Evaluating Professionals, and the National Board of Forensic Examiners.  Dr. Long received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Cardinal Stritch University in 1981, his chiropractic degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College in 1984, and his doctorate degree in health services from Walden University in 2002. From 1985 through 1987, he maintained allied courtesy staff privileges at Scottsdale Community Hospital and served as a medical staffing reviewer. In 2005, the Arizona Supreme Court appointed him to a three-year term on the Foster Care Review Board. In 2009, he was awarded the Chiropractor of the Year Award by Victims of Chiropractic Abuse (VOCA) for "outstanding commitment to protect the rights and health of chiropractic patients." He has been an editorial board member of the Journal of Quality Health Care and has authored three books--The Naked Chiropractor (2002) and The Preston Protocol for Back Pain (2006)--and several articles in scientific journals.  His latest book Chiropractic Abuse: An Insider's Lament (2013).

About our meeting place:

Macayo’s is a great venue!  They provide wonderful meeting facilities and the food is fantastic!  The meeting is free & open to the public.  No purchase is necessary, however we hope you will support the restaurant and order an awesome lunch! And maybe Margaritas too! ¡Olé! (For the gringos - the menu has American food options. They even offer a ‘Gluten-Free’ menu!)  An automatic gratuity will be added to your check.  I’m delighted we found such a wonderful venue for our new home!

See you Sunday!


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  • Judy

    Chiropractic is clearly a fraud. Any medical procedure that does not follow evidence-based protocol deserves to be and should be debunked.

    August 10

  • Jennifer W.

    Great turnout! Fascinating talk!

    1 · August 10

  • Jon

    Unfortunately, I will not be able to make it. My wife surprised me with an impromptu camping trip. Have a great meeting! Meet you all at the next one!

    August 8

  • William D.

    I'm a "haboo-bird" and won't be back, to become a "tornado-bird, in Gilbert, until December 1st.

    We spend 1/2 year in Gilbert (7 grand-kids) then go back to Oklahoma, after the tornado season is over (in June) then vacation in Oklahoma, where we only have three grands-kids. See you in December.

    August 4

  • louis l.

    Since I reside about 65 kilometers from central Phoenix are there any of you that would like to meet in the foothills and or N. Scottsdale?

    May 13, 2014

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