One of the biggest concepts that I take for granted being a chiropractor is the fact that I am never looking for the next health “fix.” It is not because I don’t understand the concept, or haven’t been ingrained with the same commercials and media that everyone elseRead More >
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If you don’t already subscribe to Dr. Gerry Clum’s, The Latest Stuff From Gerry, you’re missing out on these chiropractic gems. It was brought to Dr. Clum’s attention that the pharmaceutical drug company Pfizer has been recommending that seeing a chiropractor is a vital part of treatment forRead More >
If I was to choose one thing that bothers me the most about being a chiropractor, it would be the amount of times I have heard the term “anecdotal”. As in anecdotal evidence. For those of you familiar with this term, it is an easy way for aRead More >
Thanks to chiropractic researcher, Dr. Gregory Plaugher, I became aware of a recent review of U.S. government’s decision to decrease the obesity epidemic in America. As a Seattle Chiropractor I do see this issue in Washington State, but notice it so much more whenever I travel to otherRead More >
Thanks to Dr. Frank at Chiro.org for another great find. A study by two esteemed researchers, including one from Harvard medical school, have determined that chiropractic adjustments are more beneficial and cost effective for neck and back pain, than any other treatments or modalities. Our findings in combinationRead More >
One word describes my Seattle Chiropractor Challenge update today: Ouch. Legs and Back was a bear, but am so glad I got through it. Working out your legs is one of the most important things you can do to improve your athletic performance, add muscle mass. Adding muscleRead More >
As my wife and I have recently found out, choosing a qualified health care professional for our family is not an easy task. Luckily, we do not have a difficult choice when choosing a chiropractor, but here are some tips when you and your family are in needRead More >
As my wife finishes her master’s degree in early childhood education, I like to imagine a place where parents in Seattle have access to such a program for their struggling student. I realize there are programs, but most are focused on accepting a disability and not attempting to rewire their pliable brains so it goes away. Permanently.
When I saw this I wondered if the same stimulation could be used via the other senses of touch while using less used cortical stimulus via the cranial nerves. Could smell or aromatherapy used via the olfactory nerve? Could a chiropractic adjustment be used to effect a certain spinal tract and relay the impulse to a weak area of the brain?
Some of these questions are rhetorical as I already know the answer, but it is a shame that only small niche groups of Chiropractors strictly focus on the brain as it relates to neuroplasticity. Yes, many of us are creating this positive response via the adjustment, but there could not be a better time to educate our patients on the subject. Now could be the time to ask the public to send it patients who have struggled with brain injuries, learning difficulties and strokes.