Archive for the ‘headache’ category

Parachuting Cats

July 25, 2011

[originally published in KCN, May 2011]

In the 1950’s the islanders of Borneo, specifically the Dayak people, were stricken with a major malaria problem.  Borneo is the third largest island in the world and is mostly part of Indonesia. In their efforts to help, the World Health Organization came up with a solution that was simple, straightforward, and, in hindsight, stupid: (more…)

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Waiting for Pain

January 31, 2011

Just as the dip stick tells us when it's time to add oil, so too the spinal check tells us when its time to adjust. Of course, in both cases we always have the option of forgoing these proactive checks and waiting for breakdown!

[originally published in KCN, February 2011]

If you are waiting for pain to dictate how often you should see your chiropractor —or whether or not to see one in the first place — you’re waiting too long.  Because without a spinal check from a chiropractor, you simply don’t know if your spine needs to be adjusted — as  there is no reliable way to truly know.  Spinal misalignments often crop up and cause little to no pain.  And while this might not seem like a big deal, it is when you realize that these off-kilter vertebrae are slowly sapping the health of the body by robbing its effectiveness to function correctly. (more…)

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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Oh What a Headache it’s Been!

February 12, 2010

[originally published in KCN, May 2001 / cartoon provided by TomLamarCartoon.com]

Did you know that chiropractic can be extremely effective at treating headaches?  Not a lot of people do, and from the looks of things, that’s just fine with some.  However, a much anticipated headache evidence report released by Duke University earlier this year might help to reverse this troubling trend.  Ironically though, with the events that led up to this point, I don’t think we as a chiropractic profession were expecting to contend with a headache of our own.

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The 12 Days of Health and Wellness: Day 5

December 17, 2009

DAY 5 — headaches

Join us as we count down the days until Christmas with the American Chiropractic Association’s “12 Days of Health and Wellness.”

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National Chiropractic Month

October 1, 2009

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Chiropractic Effective Treatment of Headaches, Says American Chiropractic Association

NCMKingston, WA (Oct. 1, 2009) –This October, during National Chiropractic Month, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) is encouraging families to consider chiropractic care as a treatment for several types of headaches.

While many people associate chiropractic care as a treatment for bad backs, there is growing documentation that chiropractic is also effective in the treatment of cervicogenic headaches, migraines and cluster headaches.

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…But wait! There’s more!

August 14, 2009

[originally published in KCN, February 2000]

visceral-but-wait-guyToday it is becoming more and more accepted by the health care community and public at large that chiropractors are great back doctors.  I would agree.  The scientific literature certainly supports our primary method of treatment for back pain, and more insurance companies are covering our services for it.  Considering our history of long uphill battles to gain “acceptance”  as a viable health care profession,  it is understandable that we might be drawn to settle into this “comfortable chair” of being labeled as back pain specialists.  But to do so would really be undermining the true potential that the art, science, and philosophy of chiropractic has to offer. (more…)


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