Posted tagged ‘headaches’

The “Elvis Pelvis”

March 26, 2010

[originally published in KCN, April 2010]

Every chiropractor who has been in practice for some time has had a population of patients that did not respond as he would have expected.  Oh sure, many of them got relief from the chiropractic care provided, but it only lasted for a few hours — a day, tops.  And mind you, we’re not talking about the first few visits, but, rather, a well-established pattern.  Or the patient did well with the adjustments, only to have the back misalign again from a trivial event.  It’s been my experience that not every patient falls into the typical “restore-motion-to-stuck-spinal-joint-and-watch-patient-get-better” category.  Sometimes we chiropractors need to acknowledge that not every case of mechanical back pain is due to spinal joints being” stuck” or “locked” — instead, sometimes it’s just the opposite: the joints are too loose.

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10% Dead

February 19, 2010

[originally published in KCN, May 2001]

Ten percent dead?  What?  Now before you stop reading, hear me out.  It’s interesting if you stop to think about it:  dead or alive.  Pretty much an all or none proposition.  Right?  Well, maybe not.  What about instead of being completely alive, you were partially dead?  What would that feel like?  What might some of your symptoms be? While we all can understand the concept of being alive, and  all have a firm grasp on the concept of being dead, the notion of  being somewhere in between might be a new one for us.

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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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The New Wonder Drug

December 4, 2009

Chiro Adj Bottle2[originally published in KCN, January 2001]

Ever wonder what’s in my medicine cabinet?  One LARGE bottle.

It’s something I know that the pharmaceutical companies would love to capture and call their own.  Let me share the label with you…. (more…)

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…)

Kids Need Chiropractic Too!

March 9, 2009

[originally published in KCN, July 1998]kids-need-chiropractic

As my daughter, Paige, enters into her eighth month of life,  it’s not uncommon for people to make a joking remark, here and there, that she has “wonderful posture” and “appears to be well adjusted” — of course that’s what you’d expect from a chiropractor’s child, right?   Then the same people will ask with a concerned look on their face, “You don’t really adjust her spine do you?”

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