Archive for October 2009

Cause and Effect

October 23, 2009

[originally published in KCN, August 2000]

Happy Chiropractor and Patient“Well Mrs. Jones, I believe I may have found the source of your back pain.  From your examination and history, I was able to identify several areas in your spine suffering from the Vertebral Subluxation Complex.  This is a condition in which some of the movable bones in your spine (vertebrae) lose their normal motion and position and become fixated or ‘stuck.’  The loss of motion and position of these bones can pinch or irritate the delicate nerve roots that exit between them, causing pain, muscle spasms, inflammation, and faulty nerve transmissions to the rest of your body.  In addition, this loss of motion eventually deprives the joints and surrounding tissues of vital nourishment.  Consequently, the degenerative effects of arthritis begin to set in.

“The good news is that I can help. (more…)

Chiropractic: a lifetime sentence?

October 16, 2009

[originally published in KCN, July 2000]

Jail Time“You know, once you start, you have to go for the rest of your life.”

That’s the buzz on the “playground of life” — and one of the many aspects of chiropractic that has been misrepresented by the uninformed.  But then again, this is the “playground” we’re talking about — a setting in which we are all too easily attracted to hearse and rumors to formulate our opinions.

“Is it really true?” you wonder.  The questions multiply.  “If you do go, will you get addicted?  Is chiropractic a lifetime sentence?”

It’s Your Right!

October 9, 2009

[originally published in KCN, June 2000]

Bill of RightsWe have many rights in this great land of ours:  the right to free speech, the right to bear arms, and the right to vote are a few that come to mind;  and starting next year, Washingtonians will have a brand new right that’s sure to deepen their constitutional pride — the right to direct chiropractic access.  No longer will patients be faced with the obstacle that some managed-care insurance companies have placed in their way, which require them to obtain a referral from their primary doctor before seeing a chiropractor.  This new “right” falls under the Patient Bill of Rights that was recently written into law in our Evergreen State a few months ago and is set to take effect on all insurance plans regulated by our state “entered into or renewing after June 30, 2001.”    (more…)

National Chiropractic Month

October 1, 2009


Chiropractic Effective Treatment of Headaches, Says American Chiropractic Association

NCMKingston, WA (Oct. 1, 2009) –This October, during National Chiropractic Month, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is encouraging families to consider chiropractic care as a treatment for several types of headaches.

While many people associate chiropractic care as a treatment for bad backs, there is growing documentation that chiropractic is also effective in the treatment of cervicogenic headaches, migraines and cluster headaches.


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