[originally published in KCN, September 2013]
A chiropractic college in Seattle? Bizarre. That’s what I first thought when I heard about it.
[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…)
[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…)
[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.