Archive for May 2010

TMJ and the Chiropractor

May 28, 2010

[originally published in KCN, June 2010]

There I sat in the dental waiting room, flipping through a magazine as my toe kept time to the Muzak.  Suddenly, the young dentist poked his head out from behind the door and called my name. He looked worried.  And to tell you the truth, I began to feel the same way — because I wasn’t there to be seen.  It was my wife’s turn in the chair, and I was only waiting.

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Stomach Doctors

May 21, 2010

[originally published in KCN, May 2002/ cartoon provided by TomLamarCartoon.com]

Chiropractors are back doctors.  Right?

Well, while it is true that we place our hands on backs every day, calling us back doctors really misses the mark.  As a matter of fact, calling chiropractors “back doctors” makes about as much sense as calling medical doctors “stomach doctors.”

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The Ice Man Cometh

May 7, 2010

[originally published in KCN, October 2002]

Okay — so there you are,  flat on your back.  “The cat food bag really wasn’t that heavy,” you think to yourself,  but apparently your back didn’t seem to care as it locked up in spasm with knife-like pain half way through the lift that you now realize lacked proper technique.  Perhaps now would be a good time to find the card for that chiropractor your friends have been pestering you to see for the past five years.  “Nahh, it will go away on its own,” you reassure yourself.  “A little rest and heat and I’ll be fine — or is it ice?  No, no, I’m sure it’s heat…maybe.”

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