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Your Body is Your Best Doctor!

Everything in the body is controlled by the brain, including things like the immune system and hormones.  The brain talks with the rest of the body through nerve fibers. The brain and nerves together make up the nervous system. Most nerves travel from the brain down through the spine, or back bone.  The weakest part…

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Who Should See a Blair Chiropractor?

Most people go to a chiropractor for relief from headaches, neck pain or low back pain.  Interestingly we do not treat these conditions directly.  Instead, we address what is called the vertebral subluxation complex, or subluxation for short.  Medically the word subluxation means a slight dislocation, chiropractors have extended the definition to mean a slight…

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The Road Back to Health

The typical chiropractic patient gets symptomatic relief fairly quickly after the first adjustment.  However, it sometimes occurs that a few days after the first adjustment, a new patient may begin noticing aches and pains that weren’t present before. There are two possible reasons for this.   The most common is that as the patient’s physical…

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Pain Medications

There are a lot of pain medications easily available at any pharmacy, grocery store or convenience store and others that are commonly prescribed. I decided to write a guide for myself to keep them straight! All of this information was gleaned from the internet, mostly wikipedia, but I wanted an easy reference that would answer…

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Of Beds, Pillows and Sleeping Positions

I get a lot of questions at the office about beds, pillows and sleeping positions. We spend so much of our time in bed trying to get a good night’s sleep that my patients are often concerned that bad habits or equipment may be sabotaging their efforts to be healthy. After 40 years of experience…

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Neurocalometer, and other $40 words

By Gordon Elder, D.C. and Philip Kennedy, D.C. Skin temperature has played an important role in analyzing disease from ancient times. Hippocrates would put mud on a patient’s back and would note where it dried first, indicating higher temperatures and therefore disruption of normal physiological function. In the early part of the 1900’s chiropractors, in…

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Kids and Chiropractic

What is more precious than a child? What does a parent want more than to make sure that their child is healthy, happy and strong? Kids need good food, good sleep, mental stimulation and plenty of exercise. The foundation of all these things is the brain as it guides and makes us of these resources…

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Head Carriage

In my office I have a 12 pound shot put. It fits in my hand nicely but it is heavy!  In fact, I think the shipping cost was as much as the original price! It is a bright, shining brass color, but as I didn’t buy it to throw, I’m not worried about marring the…

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Chiropractic: The Cure for Deafness?

Those holding to a “modern” and “enlightened” concept of chiropractic may well envision snake oil when confronted with the above claim.  But for many people at the turn of the century this was a valid question.  The speculation whirled around a magnetic healer in Davenport, Iowa, and his janitor. The magnetic healer was Daniel David…

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Atlas: Carrying the Weight of the World

Bronze statue of Atlas

Atlas is a character from Greek mythology who supported the world on his shoulders. In anatomy, the name “atlas” is given to the first bone in the spinal column because it supports the skull, your personal world, on its shoulders. The atlas is shaped like no other bone in the spinal column.  Looking from above…

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