Archive for the ‘subluxation’ category

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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Addicted to Chiropractic?

September 6, 2013

[originally published in KCN, August 2012]

444500_self-portraitMy problem is that after all these years of going to a good chiropractor, I became very sensitive about when I have a subluxation. It was like this external force was helping me and had become an addiction.  Then I suffered when I didn’t have it. What do you recommend about this? 

Regards, Pablo 

– comment received on “Do It Yourself Chiropractic,” SpinalColumnBlog.com

I hear this concern every once in a while.  And while I’m sympathetic to his situation, I feel that painting chiropractic as an “addiction” not only casts the profession in a bad light, but — more importantly — does not address the true nature of his problem. (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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Chiropractor Helps Blind Man See Again!

July 12, 2013

1016396_visual_aid_1[originally published in KCN, October 2008]

With a headline of almost tabloid proportions — I must admit, I treaded lightly at first when I viewed the Iowa TV 9 news broadcast on YouTube.com

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Arthritic Rats

June 14, 2013

800px-Street-rat[originally published in KCN, December 2007]

Chiropractors have long known that spinal adjustments can help stave off, slow down, and sometimes reverse the devastating effects of osteoarthritis — but it took a group of rats to prove it.

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Back Pain in Your Pocket

March 29, 2013

360597_wallet[originally published in KCN, July 2003]

While many that get hit with a nasty bout of lumbago will likely have to reach for their wallets when seeking relief, what they may not realize is that the very wallets they are reaching for may be the sly culprit behind it all.  It is pretty much common knowledge that many of the female persuasion lug purses that are heavy enough to put someone in the hospital, but what many of us do not realize is that the wallets that men pack in their back pockets can be just as troublesome — even more so in that the problem is less obvious.

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