Posted tagged ‘inflammation’

The Ice Man Cometh

May 7, 2010

[originally published in KCN, October 2002]

Okay — so there you are,  flat on your back.  “The cat food bag really wasn’t that heavy,” you think to yourself,  but apparently your back didn’t seem to care as it locked up in spasm with knife-like pain half way through the lift that you now realize lacked proper technique.  Perhaps now would be a good time to find the card for that chiropractor your friends have been pestering you to see for the past five years.  “Nahh, it will go away on its own,” you reassure yourself.  “A little rest and heat and I’ll be fine — or is it ice?  No, no, I’m sure it’s heat…maybe.”

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Sublu-What??

November 25, 2008

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[originally published in KCN, October 1997]

Subluxation (Sub•lux•a•tion).  It’s what we chiropractors treat.  We have been trained to detect them and are the most qualified at treating them.  So just what is a subluxation — besides just another $25 word that we doctors came up with?

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