What a great way to make use of your plastic spine models that you likely have in your chiropractic office. This image of a human occipital bone, first cervical vertebrae, and second cervical vertebrae, was made by placing a plastic spine model on a solid color surface (blue or green works well) and converting the surrounding colors to black to produce the image shown here. From top to bottom (viewing from the posterior) is the occipital bone, atlas vertebra (commonly referred to as C1), and the axis (commonly referred to as C2). Three sets of nerves exiting between the bones
By Michael Dorausch, DC Ask any chiropractor that’s sat for 12 hours or more doing continuing education and they’ll likely tell you they’d rather be doing something else, especially since most chiropractors tend to take continuing education courses on weekends. Earlier in June I was in Reno Nevada for the California Chiropractic Association annual convention and chiropractic relicensing seminars. It was a three day event which featured quite a few opportunities for relicensing hours which translates into sitting for long periods of time inside a hotel casino conference room. I get stir crazy when inside for long periods of time
By Michael Dorausch, DC I emptied an online folder today that I was canceling a yearly subscription on. I found some photographs in there that I had not seen since they were uploaded back in 2006, which motivated me to create this post (can’t just let photos sit on the hard drive). I use chiropractic photos regularly for marketing, postcards, news articles, etc. I’ve had photos that I’ve taken appear in magazines, newspapers, numerous websites, and even CNN. While I consider myself a hobbyist and amateur, I know the importance of having good quality photographs available for others to use.
By Michael Dorausch, DC I’m heading off to Reno Nevada for the 2010 CCA Annual Chiropractic Convention at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. I’m excited about the many hours of chiropractic continuing education being offered, and I’m even more excited that those hours are free for existing CCA members. I’ve already been to half a dozen chiropractic conferences or seminars since the beginning of January this year, but I often find myself strolling around with a camera taking photos (like DCS Orange County photos), and chatting it up with other chiropractors. Sometimes you have to sit in the classroom
By Michael Dorausch, DC This is both for chiropractors and chiropractic patients. Those of you that are chiropractors who take x-ray, chances are you have already done some experimentation with digitizing analog x-rays. The most common technique I’m aware of is to place the analog x-ray on a on a lighted viewbox, turn the flash off on the camera, focus and hold very steadily, and snap your photograph. Everybody has different techniques, but I’ve found that having lights off in the room, and not allowing too much light coming in around the x-ray (meaning the film should cover the entire
By Michael Dorausch, DC They may not all be Southern California chiropractors, as they are chiropractors nonetheless, and the photos were taken in Orange County California (which is southern for those of you who have never been to this part of the world). Let’s start with chiropractors Darrel Crain and Damon West. They are both graduates of Cleveland Chiropractic College in Los Angeles, and the three of us were classmates in chiropractic school. California Chiropractors Darrel Crain and Damon West Dr. West was quite the class clown, and he was also quite a photographer and artist. He rendered this drawing
By Michael Dorausch, DC I receive questions via email about chiropractic schools and chiropractic salaries more than any other topic related to the field. I took the time to answer a particular question today (Doctrine Degree and Chiropractor Intoxication Manslaughter) but the reality is I have hundreds of questions remaining unanswered that are growing stagnant. I do hope to get more of the emails answered but I find it takes about 30 minutes per email to provide a good reply. It’s a losing battle when 10+ queries come in daily. While looking for information on a question asked today, I