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Can chiropractic adjustments cause a stroke?

Recently there have been some stories in the news and online calling into question the safety of manipulation to the neck and the link to stroke following the manipulation of the cervical spine. Unfortunately, there are chiropractors (and osteopaths and physical...

Can you see what’s wrong with these pictures?

  So ... what’s wrong? Did you spot the problem and see neck degeneration in these pictures? #1. This X-Ray shows a normal neck curve. It’s not perfect (no one is), but it’s very close to normal. #2. See how the curve of the neck is reversed? This is an X-Ray of...

Why can’t I just crack my own neck?

Nearly every day I hear a patient say, "I crack my own neck" and they wonder why the results aren't the same as they get in the office. The short answer is that when you crack your own neck, you're likely moving the wrong bones. You may hear the same “popping” noise...

The insane approach to blood pressure problems

Meet Joe. Joe suffers from major dental problems. Cavities, decay, disease—you name it, he’s got it. Joe spends a lot of time at the dentist and keeps The Wrigley Company in business with all gum he buys to control his bad breath. When friends suggest to Joe that if...

Why I am a Gonstead Chiropractor

Q&A with Dr. David Martin of Precision Chiropractic: You were drawn to the Gonstead method as a student at Palmer Chiropractic College. Why? It just made sense to me. It's easy to understand. You look at the X-Ray and you see what you're working with. If a...

3 reasons not to get the flu shot

1. The flu shot doesn’t work. There is absolutely no evidence that the flu shot actually works. It’s commonly known that the flu shot is only able to protect against certain strains of the flu. And since there are thousands of strains, your chances of coming into...

5 things you never knew you were thankful for

1. The big hole in your head. That’s right. You have a big hole in your head. It’s at the base of your skull and opens into the brain compartment. The Latin name for this great big hole is foramen magnum ("great hole"). In some cultures, the hole is called the “mouth...

What happens to your neck when you have a car accident?

Have you ever been in a car accident? I've been a chiropractor for 15 years, and most of my patients over the years say something like, "No, not really. Just a fender bender." Almost all of us have been in a minor accident at some point. Your car may have survived....