Posted tagged ‘chiropractic lifestyle’

Harvey Brings Us a Fan

December 13, 2013

SCR Fan low res[originally published in KCN, March 2013 and Spizz Magazine Vol 2 Iss 2 2013]

I have many a tale to tell from behind our Spinal Column Radio microphones.  In the past, I’ve told of groupies braving the rain to take in a show, and how we podcasted atop the nearly forgotten grave of Harvey Lillard — the once deaf janitor who holds a place in chiropractic history as its first patient.  But I’ve never shared how this legend in chiropractic was responsible for bringing us a fan. (more…)

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Rx on an Airplane

October 25, 2013

Rx on a plane[originally published in KCN, June 2013]

“Fear lives in our beliefs.” 

That’s what Dr. David Jackson communicated to an assembly of chiropractors — of which I was one — in Seattle several months back.  He went on to say that fear keeps us from telling others what we know we need to tell them because we’re more afraid of what they might say versus what they might not say.  When it comes to sharing chiropractic, he’s more fearful of not telling people than he is at telling them.  He admitted, though, it hadn’t always been that way for him.  But as he began to witness more and more people falling ill and dying, he became too afraid of the results of staying silent.

To illustrate his point, he told us about an encounter he had on the airplane as he was flying up to our meeting.  He explained that he had settled in his chair and was very occupied multitasking between his iPhone, iPad, and MacBook Pro.  Nevertheless, he could sense his seatmate periodically peering into his “mobile office” space.  With Dr. Jackson’s company name, Epic Practice, emblazoned across his screen, it was obvious he was a chiropractor.  And glancing over at her work space, he immediately surmised she worked for a drug company. (more…)

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…)

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…)

Lessons from the Twinkie

July 26, 2013

[originally published in KCN, August 2013]

Hostess_twinkies_tweakedTwinkies are now back on supermarket shelves, and their new owner (who also owns Pabst Blue Ribbon beer) is banking that you’ll come flocking back to stock up on the iconic snack food.  And while I’m sure the new company will reap a return on their investment, my vantage point as a chiropractor is not convinced they’ll see the return they’re hoping for.

Lately we’ve been witnessing a slow, groundswell “shift” in how our country views —and does — health, and the story of the Twinkie illustrates the point beautifully. (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…)


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