Archive for August 2013

Remembering the Forgotten Seattle College of Chiropractic

August 30, 2013

[originally published in KCN, September 2013]

A chiropractic college in Seattle?  Bizarre.  That’s what I first thought when I heard about it.

Chiropractic Diploma Seattle 1a- retouch

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Stepping Back in Time: Serenading a Radio Station

August 23, 2013

[originally published in KCN, June 2012]

Certainly you’ve heard a song played on a radio station, but I bet you’ve never heard a song played about a radio station.  Well, thanks to my antique collecting crony, I have.  And would you believe it has a chiropractic connection? (more…)

Spizzerinctum

August 16, 2013

spizzerinctum 2[originally published in KCN, July 2011]

The word on my white board the other day was “spizz” — a word that invariably provoked a question from each one of my patients.

“What does spizz mean, Dr. Lamar?”

“Well,” I would reply, “it’s short for spizzerinctum.  Does that help?”

“No,” was the answer with a smile, I heard 99.9% of the time.  No one knew what it meant — except for one elderly lady. (more…)

A More Comfortable Womb

August 9, 2013

Keri pregnant third trimester[originally published in KCN, April 2012]

Recently I took my very pregnant wife to see a chiropractor.

This statement seems simple enough and should make a world of sense, unless, the person making this statement is a chiropractor, himself.  That would be me.

I was in search of a chiropractor specializing in a method I knew very little about:  Webster Technique.  It’s interesting because many who think they have a familiarity with this style of chiropractic know it is a technique used to encourage babies in the later stages of pregnancy to turn from breech position.  The reality is the technique isn’t about that at all. (more…)

It’s Just A Muscle

August 2, 2013

Nicolago - This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.[originally published in KCN, Febuary 2003]

“I really did something to my back — but I think it’s just a muscle.”

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard patients tell me this.   Yes, the muscle might be spasmed and painful, but the truth is the problem is rarely just a muscle — no more than is it just a bone or just a nerve.  It’s a bit more complicated.  More often there are multiple factors at play.

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