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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…)

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Now Hear This!

May 10, 2013

Now Hear This - TomLamarCartoon.com[originally published in KCN, September 2006 / cartoon provided by TomLamarCartoon.com]

September 18th will mark the 111th anniversary of the first chiropractic adjustment delivered by our founding chiropractor, D.D.Palmer.  So, the question for all of you trivia buffs is, “What was the first chiropractic patient adjusted for?”  If you answered “lower back pain,” you’re wrong.  You’re also wrong if you answered “headache,” “neck pain,” “shoulder blade pain,” or “sciatica.”  The correct answer, just might surprise you, for  the first chiropractic patient presented with a condition that chiropractors tend not to be associated with these days:  hearing loss.

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Vomit

March 15, 2013

Vomit cartoon[originally published in KCN, June 2003 /cartoon provided by TomLamarCartoon.com]

Vomit. Not quite your standard opening to a newspaper article, but it does have a way of catching your attention.  Most of my patients are very familiar with this word.  It perhaps is the most popular of the words that I scribble on my white board every week.  “So what does vomiting have to do with chiropractic?” you ask.  More than you might think…

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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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The 8 Second Adjustment

February 1, 2013

[originally published in KCN, September 2002 / cartoon provided by TomLamarCartoon.com]

Rodeo Cowboy cartoonThe crowd is tense.  Excitement is in the air.  The gate springs open, and out pops a wild bucking bronco with a cowboy clutched atop.  As the bronco tries with all of its might to rid itself of this odd, restrictive force it senses on its back, the brave cowboy tries with equal might to hang on like glue — body being bumped, jerked, and whipped in every direction imaginable — all while trying to look “good” during this brawl between man and beast.   As the second clock speeds along, the music from the PA system blares, the crowd cheers, and the announcer keeps it all going full throttle.  In what seems like a blink of an eye to the fans — but more like days to the brave cowboy — the eight second buzzer sounds, signaling that his ride is over, and his score awaits.  Hopefully the rescue cowboys will be along soon for an easy dismount.  Of course, the other option is being bucked off, slammed to the ground, and possibly stepped on.  Ahh yes, the rodeo is in town!  And while it only comes once a year to Kitsap County, to the cowboys (and girls) this is just another day at the office.  For while the fans that night will only see these cowboys perform once, chances are, their calendars are booked for two, three, maybe four, different rodeos that week.  How do they do it — again, and again, and again?  For many, the answer is chiropractic.

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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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My Health Care Reform Proposal: “The Goldilocks Plan”

January 22, 2010

[originally published in Kitsap News Group’s 2010 Balance Sound Fitness and Health Guide, January 29, 2010 / cartoons provided by TomLamarCartoon.com]

As we look to our elected offiicals in D.C. to come up with a health care plan we all can agree on, something tells me that the 2000-plus page storybook they are pushing needn’t be so long.  At the risk of oversimplifying the matter, there is much wisdom to be gained from a childhood story we are all familiar with — and one that is considerably shorter:  “Goldilocks and The Three Bears.”

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