“I Guess I Slept Wrong”

Have you ever injured yourself while you were sleeping? I can’t tell you how many times I have heard that story. Someone showed up at my office in pain and when asked how it happened, their response was, “I don’t know. I guess I just slept wrong.” Have you ever wondered what it means to…

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8 Things I Wish Every Patient Understood

I’m not sure when it started, but years ago health care providers started making health education materials available to their patients. My first memory of seeing health education materials was in our family doctor’s office when I was a kid. He had a giant wall of colorful brochures discussing conditions like high blood pressure and…

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Chiropractic Stories

“What do you love most about being a chiropractor?” It’s a very simple question that I have recently been asking other chiropractors. For me, that’s a very easy question to answer, but chiropractors often don’t see eye-to-eye, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. To my surprise, pretty much everyone had the same answer that I…

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Chiropractic & Stroke

I’ve heard it said that you should “never let a good crisis go to waste.” Now that may seem a bit cold, but there are entire industries that are built on that concept. The news media is a great example. They exist almost exclusively going from crisis to crisis. If bad stuff stopped happening, what…

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Off-Label Benefits of Chiropractic

Since it’s conception in 1895, chiropractic has had a hard time establishing a positive image amongst the general population. Of course, there are plenty of people who have used chiropractors over the years. And for the most part, people are pleased with their experience. But in spite of that, the image of chiropractic as a…

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How Long Will It Take?

One of the most common questions that patients ask their chiropractor is, “How long will it take?” Some people ask because their #1 concern is that the chiropractor is never going to let them go. Maybe they have heard the “once you go you always have to go” myth that some people say about chiropractors.…

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Do I Have To Keep Going To The Chiropractor?

One of the complaints you will often hear about chiropractors sounds like this, “Once you go, you always have to go.” The ironic thing is that it’s more common to hear that complaint from someone who has never actually gone to a chiropractor instead of someone who has. If you talk to someone who goes…

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8 Reasons NOT To 
Visit A Chiropractor

When I was a freshman in college, I started getting headaches. I’m talking about REALLY bad headaches! I remember trying a lot of things to get rid of them but nothing seemed to help. My best option was often to lock myself in a dark room with the hopes that I could sleep it off.…

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History of Trauma

Have you ever felt like you are getting old before your time? I know I have. When I was a teenager, I started having some pretty bad back pain. I don’t remember exactly when it started, but by the time I was 17, I couldn’t walk around the mall without sitting down to take a…

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Lessons From A Car Crash

A couple years ago, a doctor friend of mine forwarded me some pictures from a nasty car crash that had happened on a quiet road somewhere in Europe. The series of pictures showed two cars that were badly mangled with a number of police and emergency workers attending to the mess. Over the 9 years…

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