[originally published in KCN, December 2007]
Chiropractors have long known that spinal adjustments can help stave off, slow down, and sometimes reverse the devastating effects of osteoarthritis — but it took a group of rats to prove it.
[originally published in KCN, September 2007]
It is estimated, that at any given time, 15% of the female population and 10% of the male population is suffering from chronic neck pain. It’s one thing to have had a short-lived kink in the neck, but having neck pain that goes on for months and months without any intention of going away, well, is truly a “pain in the neck.”
[originally published in KCN, June 2007]
Have you ever played the game Word Association? You know, the game where someone says a word, and then the next person responds with a word that has some sort of association with it. For example, if I said “dog,” you might say “cat.” If I said “chiropractic,” you might say “back pain” or “spine.” What you probably wouldn’t say is “blood pressure” — unless of course your name happens to be George Bakris, M.D.
[originally published in KCN, June 2013]
Recently a film producer compared the chiropractic profession to a “beaten wife.” To paraphrase, he said, “During the course of the making of my film, I was astounded by how large groups of chiropractors contacted me saying, ‘Please don’t make them mad, Jeff.’”
The film producer I’m talking about is Jeff Hays. His movie is entitled “Doctored.” And the “them” he was referring to is Political Medicine.
“It’s time for chiropractors to stand up and make their own voices heard,” he said in response to a question regarding why the successes of chiropractic have been suppressed and not gotten out to the public. Read the rest of this post »
September 18th will mark the 111th anniversary of the first chiropractic adjustment delivered by our founding chiropractor, D.D.Palmer. So, the question for all of you trivia buffs is, “What was the first chiropractic patient adjusted for?” If you answered “lower back pain,” you’re wrong. You’re also wrong if you answered “headache,” “neck pain,” “shoulder blade pain,” or “sciatica.” The correct answer, just might surprise you, for the first chiropractic patient presented with a condition that chiropractors tend not to be associated with these days: hearing loss.
[originally published in KCN, March 2006]
Question. What do construction workers and nursing home workers have in common? Delivery drivers and police officers? Auto mechanics and farmers? It’s a real stumper, isn’t it? And while you search your brain for a common denominator for these seemingly dissimilar jobs, let me give you one that’s unlikely to roll off your tongue anytime soon: they all made the American Chiropractic Association’s list of the “Top Ten Back Breaking Jobs.” What’s more, these jobs, along with three others I didn’t mention, share something else in common: they weren’t awarded the number one spot.