Archive for the ‘chiropractic philosophy’ category

Rats in a Dump

October 11, 2013

640px-Landfill_face[originally published in KCN, January 2013]

As we find ourselves in the thick of cold and flu season our focus on avoiding germs becomes top priority for many of us.  We’re quick to Purell our hands and sanitize everything we touch.  But are germs really the issue?  The reality is, they’re no more of an issue now than they are at any other time of year. (more…)

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Robbing Banks to Steal Pens

September 27, 2013

Robbing Banks to Steal Pens[originally published in KCN, November 2012 / cartoon provided by TomLamarCartoon.com]

Imagine a bank robber wearing the stereotypical burglar garb.  The safe stands open with bags of money piled high as he, in runner’s pose, is making a getaway.  In his hand is clutched, not a sack of cash, but a bunch of pens.  That’s right, pens. (more…)

Top 100

September 13, 2013

Top 100[originally published in KCN, September 2012]

The other day I had the chance to be interviewed on an Internet radio show designed to introduce youth to the various professions that have been ranked by the Jobs Rated Almanac as the Top 100 Careers for the next decade. “Chiropractor” ranked number 19.

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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…)

Restoration of Normal Cylces

July 19, 2013

Son on Shoulders 3[originally published in KCN, April 2013]

While I’ll be the first to agree that the advent of Web 2.0 and its ensuing social media revolution is chock full of pitfalls and traps, it does have some definite advantages.  One in particular is its ability to create strong communities of people united by a common interest that could never have come together otherwise, let alone meet.  Such is the case with social networking platforms, such as Facebook, and the principally-grounded chiropractor.  We chiropractors tend to be isolated islands, busy taking care of the people that seek us out as we proclaim an outlook on health that counters the vast sea that surrounds us.  It’s easy to get beat down at times.  And this is precisely how avenues such as Facebook can become a virtual life raft for practitioners like myself.  This outlet has enabled me to connect with hundreds of like-mined chiropractors around the globe — allowing iron to sharpen iron, so to speak, even if it is through cyberspace.

The other day, I read a posting from California chiropractor Steve Tullius.  Dr. Tullius has been on my internet radio program (SpinalColumnRadio.com) a number of times and has invested more than his fair share of blood, sweat, and tears into preserving the purity of our profession. (more…)

Spinal Column Radio Strikes Gold

March 8, 2013

[originally published in KCN, March 2012Panning for Gold -alaska-state-library-photograph-pca-44-3-15-sourdough-in-stream-panning-for-gold-skinner]

When I started Spinal Column Radio two years ago, my original intention was merely to refresh and repurpose the decade and half of articles I had written for the Kingston Community News into a radio-style format.  I never dreamt that our show would take such a radical and exciting turn, sending my audio-engineer-son and I coast to coast interviewing some of the most influential and greatest philosophical minds in our profession.  I was being described as the “Larry King” of chiropractic.

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Healthcare’s Black Sheep

February 15, 2013

640px-Black_sheep-1 This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic - Jesus Solana from Madrid, Spain[originally published in KCN, January 2003 / cartoon provided by TomLamarCartoon.com]

Chiropractic is different.

Visit one of us, and I’m sure you’ll have no problem drawing this conclusion on your own.  It’s not necessarily a bad thing that we’re different.  After all, for many that consult our offices, that’s exactly what they are looking for — something different,  something other than medicine.

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