Every once in a while I get asked if I can prescribe medication to a patient. Once I explain that chiropractors do not prescribe drugs, explain the mechanisms of a healing body, it is common to be his with. “Yah, but Advil is okay right?” or “I’ll justRead More >
What I appreciate about these statistics, is that they sum up how misdirected our safety concerns can be based on we see or hear in our media. I was familiar with this report from a few years ago, but it never received the attention it deserved as weRead More >
Two days down and 88 more to go. Hoping this post will help keep me accountable. My diet has been on target, although I should be getting in a few more calories. My body hasn’t been used to much exercise for a while and the fatigue I feltRead More >
You shouldn’t have to be a parent to recognize the devastating impact that Sudden Infant Death Syndrome could play in a family. It is a syndrome that I have seen medicine link to: mattresses, cribs, parents, genetics, vaccinations, as well as admitting they are not very sure ofRead More >
For as much resistance much of the public gives the idea of seeing a chiropractor, the same cannot be said for their use of prescription drugs. Based on the numbers we are either sicker or healthier then ever. My money is on the former. The one thing youRead More >
One of the best things about being a chiropractor is the chance to express an conservative viewpoint and educated concern about prescription and over the counter medications. As our population continues to get bombarded with billion dollar ad campaigns for drugs we are told to ask our doctorRead More >
Chiropractic care continues to be well known for helping people with acute and chronic low back pain, as well as neck pain, migraine headaches, and other common spine related maladies. With low back pain being a chief complaint so often it my profession, it can be easy isRead More >
Chiropractic and the exercise program P90x go extremely well together. My wife and I are both P90x graduates, and absolutely loved the challenge of the program, as well as the results for our health. I have lost count on how many people I have recommended the program to,Read More >
This really made my evening when I saw a post from Dr. Jeanne Ohm, D.C., president of the IPCA. It is a fantastic interview and explanation on why it is recommended that children be checked by a chiropractor, and the benefits that can follow. In the last fewRead More >
One of the most common difficulties being a chiropractor is attempting to explain that the whole of the body is greater than the sum of its parts. Our bodies have been compartmentalized into specialties among medical professionals, and this can often create blinders for the doctor and theRead More >
Most of you know I love hockey, but the sport of lacrosse has been one of my favorites since my buddy Jared and I joined the St. Vital Salmonbellies at age twelve. So when I read about a chiropractor, Pat “Madman” Maddalena, tearing it up in the NationalRead More >
For as schooled as I have been in chiropractic philosophy, alternative treatments to promote health and prevent disease, and nutrition, I was at a loss when a practice member mentioned Weston A. Price to me a couple of years ago. This article describes Weston A. Price as aRead More >
If you use the video on your site but please link back to Queen Anne Chiropractic Center After writing my last blog post about neuroplasticity and chiropractic, reviewing the documentary, and reading some of the responses I received, I decided to find a small clip of the documentary,Read 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.
1995 was a very special year in the history of Chiropractic. Growing up in a chiropractic family, I have had the good fortune to have been taught the history of chiropractic from a very early age. I can still remember doing my first “biography” in 3rd grade. IRead More >