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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.


Chiropractor Saves a Life with His Hands

July 5, 2013

538px-CPR_training-04[originally published in KCN, June 2008]

It started out as a typical February day at the gym for Temecula, California chiropractor Jared Hjemstand, D.C. and his 15 year-old son Josh — that is until 49 year-old Garth Goodall collapsed in front of them while working out.


Behind the Scenes

August 7, 2009
behindscenes1[While attending chiropractic college in the early 90’s, my wife, Keri, wrote an article about what it was like being married to a chiropractic student.  The article was published in my chiropractic college’s newspaper on two different occasions and received rave reviews — not from my fellow colleagues, but their spouses!  Apparently her story resonated with many.  In any event, this is a rare peek into the making of a chiropractor. —  Dr. Lamar]

[Originally written July 1994 — by Keri Lamar]

I’m out with my husband and he puts his hand on my back.  It doesn’t take long before he is traversing  my spine and muscles.   His fingers stop to push the area a little, and he leans over to whisper in my ear:

“A little stiff here, hon?”

This scenario has happened so often that I just have to laugh about it now.  Gone are the days of the simple touch, the caress.  Tom is now neck deep in chiropractic college and I don’t get touched anymore.  I get palpated.  (more…)

Employees with “Back Smarts” Just Might Move You to the Head of the Class

June 26, 2009

[originally published in GKCCC Newsletter, April 2009 and then in the July 2009 KCN]

backpain-worker1Described as the “nemesis of medicine and the albatross of industry,”  it’s no wonder that countries across our globe seek to tame the ugly woes of good ol’ fashioned back pain.  Statisticians tell us that 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their lives and of this about 35% will be work-related.

Recently, I ran across a very interesting research article published about a decade ago from “Down Under” in the Australasian Chiropractic and Osteopathy journal that investigated an intriguing way of facing this so called “albatross” —an albatross that costs them an estimated $8 billion annually in disability and lost production. (more…)

A Chiropractor’s Education Never Ends!

November 25, 2008


[originally published in KCN, September 1997]

Ever wonder what sort of educational training your local chiropractor had to complete to hang his or her shingle out?  Every once in while I’ll get this inquiry; however, I know more of my patients probably are just as curious.

Many people are surprised to find out that chiropractic education is every bit as comprehensive as is medical education.


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