Posted tagged ‘Chiropractic Philosophy’

Spizzerinctum

August 16, 2013

spizzerinctum 2[originally published in KCN, July 2011]

The word on my white board the other day was “spizz” — a word that invariably provoked a question from each one of my patients.

“What does spizz mean, Dr. Lamar?”

“Well,” I would reply, “it’s short for spizzerinctum.  Does that help?”

“No,” was the answer with a smile, I heard 99.9% of the time.  No one knew what it meant — except for one elderly lady. (more…)

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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…)

Spinal Column Radio Strikes Gold

March 8, 2013

[originally published in KCN, March 2012Panning for Gold -alaska-state-library-photograph-pca-44-3-15-sourdough-in-stream-panning-for-gold-skinner]

When I started Spinal Column Radio two years ago, my original intention was merely to refresh and repurpose the decade and half of articles I had written for the Kingston Community News into a radio-style format.  I never dreamt that our show would take such a radical and exciting turn, sending my audio-engineer-son and I coast to coast interviewing some of the most influential and greatest philosophical minds in our profession.  I was being described as the “Larry King” of chiropractic.

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Your Results May Vary

July 29, 2011

[originally published in KCN, August 2011]

After practicing nearly fifteen years, I am still honored and humbled when asked to adjust a newborn.  The other day I adjusted a three-day-old.

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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…)

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…)

Steak n’ BandAids

November 19, 2010

[originally published in KCN, December 2010]

“If you cut a piece of steak, put iodine and a bandage on it and even give it a shot of Penicillin… will the piece of steak heal itself?”  That’s the question my Mississippi chiropractic colleague recently posed in an article of his.  The answer, of course, is obvious enough for a child to answer.  The answer is no.

And yet as obvious as this answer is, as a society we don’t take it to heart.

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